UN state members lobby for first women Secretary General 

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July 17, London: UN state members are urging to appoint first women Secretary General. Nearly a quarter of U.N. member states are campaigning for the first time to appoint women Secretary General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon at the end of 2016.  Nearly a quarter of U.N. member states are urging for the women Secretary General.

According to Associated Press (AP), they have obtained a document which confirms forty two countries have signed to declare that “the time has come for a woman to hold the highest position.”

Among the countries, Group of Friends in Favor of a Woman For Secretary General are UN largest contributors in UN budget Japan and Germany.

Among the five permanent council members Britain has expressed interest in having a woman succeed Ban, but Russia has said gender should not be in top consideration, writes AP. 

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