The United Nations has had eight secretaries general. All have been men. Each has been selected through back-room dealing dominated by the five world powers that hold permanent seats on the Security Council. It’s time to change that, New York Times says.
Among the female names suggested by the U.S. newspaper there are: Irina Bokova, the director general of Unesco; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia; Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; and Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief.