Civil society: Propose questions for UN Secretary-General Candidates / Apply to Attend 12 July Global Townhall with Candidates in UN General Assembly Hall
The President of the General Assembly (PGA) is organizing informal dialogues between UN Member States and candidates for UN Secretary-General. The Office of the PGA requested UN-NGLS to facilitate a process with civil society to provide questions that can be asked to candidates during these dialogues. The first round of dialogues with 9 candidates took place 12-14 April 2016. The second round of dialogues took place with 2 new candidates on 7 June. A Global Townhall will take place in UN General Assembly Hall on 12 July, organized by the President of the General Assembly in partnership with Al Jazeera media network. All candidates that have been presented so far are invited to participate in the Global Townhall. Civil society is invited to contribute questions via Twitter or Instagram using #UNSGcandidates, or send them via an online form here. Questions submitted by 6 July will be considered for use during the Global Townhall event at UN Headquarters. Apply to attend the Global Townhall by 10 July here. View the videos of civil society asking questions of each of the SG candidates in the April and June dialogues, and the candidates' responses here. See the 10 questions that all candidates are asked to respond to, posted on the President of the General Assembly's web site here. Please click Read More below for information on how the questions are selected.