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2nd group, Opening remarks - Leading the UN: A Global Townhall with UN Secretary-General candidates

United Nations - For the first time, candidates for the position of next Secretary-General will take part in a globally televised and webcast event in the General Assembly Hall and take questions from diplomats and the public at large.
Ten of the 12 official candidates, nominated by their governments to take over at the helm of the UN Secretariat when current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon leaves at the end of the year, engaged in a wide-ranging 60-minute discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the organization.
Split into two groups of five (determined by draw of lots) the candidates were given the opportunity at the start to make their case for the job and explain their vision.
Second group: Helen Clark (New Zealand), Danilo Turk (Slovenia), Christiana Figueres (Costa Rica), Igor Lukšić (Montenegro) and Irina Bokova (Bulgaria).
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