In her latest piece for Women's Media Center, Shazia Rafi '79, who served as the secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action from 1996 to 2013, writes about the possibility of a women being elected U.N. Secretary General.
From the article:
The decision on how each country will vote will be made mostly by men. In the Council, Ambassador Samantha Power, US permanent representative, is the only woman among the 15. However, Ian Martin, the president of SCR and a close observer of the Council, is of the view that “the issue will be dealt with more on a country basis; some countries have women candidates. Essentially, it will be decided in capitols at head of government level.”Current U.N. Secreatary General Ban Ki-Moon will step down at the end of 2016, after two five-year terms.