Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and IWF International Hall of Fame honoree was quoted in a recent article in the New York Times covering recent appeals from prominent groups and world leaders suggesting that the United Nations appoint a woman as the next Secretary General for the upcoming term, which begins in January of 2017.
President Robinson was quoted in the NY Times, stating, “after eight male secretary generals in a row, the Elders are very sympathetic to the idea that it is high time for a woman to be chosen.”
The “right candidate,” she said, would be “independent and not beholden to the interests of individual member states.”
The article lists potential candidates and examines the process around the selection.
To read more in the New York Times click here.