The next United Nations Secretary-General is about to be chosen. They will not be elected but selected. The proceedings have already started, and most of the world knows nothing of it. In June 2021, or maybe July - the date of the U.N. Secretary General's selection is not even public - the world will have a new leader.
The people will have no say.
There will be no free and fair, popular, democratic exercise but rather backroom deals involving - in particular - the Permanent five nations of the Security Council (China, France, Russia, USA, and the U.K.).
The U.N. leader representing 8 billion people in 194 nations and is chosen - ultimately - by five heads of states, all men, some with authoritarian inclinations. Does this make sense? Certainly not. Can this be changed in time for the new appointment? Hardly, but it's worth showing the world that people want to have a say.
Elections must take place for the Secretary-General to have the credibility required to lead the world and for the people to be heard. Given the lack of democracy of the official selection process and the impossibility for citizens to launch an initiative to reform this outdated process, new ways to make humanity's voice must be explored. A point needs to be made. So let’s make it, let’s challenge the status quo!
We are running progressive primaries to find a people-backed candidate to run for Secretary-General this year. People from all corners of this planet can join this initiative, vote and themselves become a candidate. Only two requirements exist.
The vote will open on May 1st and will run for 2 full days.
We are glad you are asking. There are three main ways of doing it:
You can already register to vote and/or become a candidate. The vote will open on April 30th and will run for 3 full days.