UNSG.org provide news and commentary on the selection process of the next United Nations Secretary General. The blog addresses the selection of and the broad "job description" for the next UNSG, the various candidates, positions of the Security Council members and other governments, and ongoing reform efforts in the context of their implications for the future of the office. Information is provided by civil society leaders, government officials and media sources.
UNSG.org is published by Tony Fleming (contact),
with occasional contributions by guest authors. Tony earned his Masters in Public Policy
from the Univeristy of Maryland in December 2006. He has been interviewed as a political analyst on the UNSG campaigns by major media in the U.S., the Netherlands, Columbia, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
Tony’s professional affiliations include having served on the Board and staff of Citizens for Global Solutions, on the international Council of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, as a Fellow with the office of Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and as a rapporteur with the Stanley Foundation. He is currently a graduate research assistant with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).
Kudos for UNSG.org
|“Tony Fleming runs a very fine website
called UNSG.org which, I must say, I don’t often have enough time to
look at, but people who do look at it tell me it’s the gold standard
these days on SG elections.”
Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
|“Canada hopes to stimulate an informed discussion
on selecting the next UN Secretary-General. UNSG.org facilitates that
by bringing aspects of this question forward in a knowledgeable and balanced
way. It’s very helpful.”
Ambassador of Canada
to the United Nations
"...congratulations on a wonderful and
very useful weblog."
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
|"For continual updated gossip on who might be the next secretary general, check out "Who Will be the Next UN Secretary General?", an outstanding, comprehensive blog by University of Maryland grad student Tony Fleming."|
|"...this is an issue we will want to monitor
and this site is excellent."
One World Trust
|"...I love what Tony is doing!"
Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman
Director, Peace, Security & Human Rights Policy
The United Nations Foundation
|"To keep abreast of the action, check out
this spirited blog maintained by a University of Maryland grad student."
Mother Jones Blog
|"...all the latest news stories, a summary
of the selection process, a run down of the potential candidates (including
dark horses and long shots), plus a blog with lots of speculation and
Director of Communication and Outreach
The Stanley Foundation
|"...[H]ere, god bless, is an entire website
devoted to the horserace."
|"... provides detailed information and news
as well as an opportunity to propose questions for the leading candidates.
That's a nice use of blog technology to press a major international body
to be more transparent."
Center for Information & Research
on Civic Learning & Engagement
|"...one stop shopping for all your 'next
Secretary General' needs..."
Mark Leon Goldberg
The Next Secretary General
Better World Campaign
United Nations vs the United States."
Kofi: Searching for the Next U.N. Secretary-General"
Next Secretary General: External Links and Resources"
Global Policy Forum
"Selecting a United Nations Secretary-General: A Context for Reform?"
UNA-USA Fact Sheet
"Who Will Be the Next Secretary General?"