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20 September 2016

The latest issue of New World focuses on the upcoming selection of the UN Secretary-General, which UNA-UK, as a member of the 1 for 7 Billion campaign, has been watching closely.

This edition makes proposals for how the next UN chief should approach the multitude of challenges facing the international community – from Mark Malloch‑Brown’s manifesto for his or her “first 100 days” to a tongue‑in‑cheek list of UN home truths. In our feature, Stephen Browne and Thomas G. Weiss explain this year’s innovations, Yasmin Kamel explores online campaigning and Shazia Rafi and Yvonne Terlingen debate the merits of the push for the first female Secretary‑General.

Online, we feature UN to‑do lists on issues from human rights to disarmament – a precursor to 1 for 7 Billion’s people’s agenda for the UN, which will be presented to the next Secretary‑General. The latest news, rumours and commentary on the selection process will also be available online.