Other High-Level Selection Processes

While there is currently no formal selection process for the United Nations Secretary-General, various international organizations as well as national governments have established relevant frameworks for the selection and appointment of high-level officials. These procedures provide a good basis for steps forward in achieving a more democratic, transparent and effective selection process for the UN Secretary General. Below is a list of relevant processes with links to documents and information.

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Examples of Other High-Level Selection Processes:



  1. Procedures for the Appointment of the Director-General of the World Trade Organization

  2. Procedures for the Appointment of the Secretary-General of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development

  3. Procedures for Appointment of Senior UN Officials

  4. Procedures for the Election of Judges to the ICC

  5. Procedures and Qualifications for the Prosecutor of the ICC