Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The voice of a new world

Sashi Taroor, "The voice of a new world," hindustantimes.com

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[T]he next [UN] Secretary-General will command great diplomatic legitimacy, and even greater media visibility, but less political power than the language of the UN Charter suggests. To be effective, she — since all signs point to the likelihood of a “she” — must be skilled at managing staff and budgets, gifted at public diplomacy (and its behind-the-scenes variant), and able to engage the loyalties of a wide array of external actors, including non-governmental organisations, business groups, and journalist. ...

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