The Committee on International Relations opens a short inquiry on the UK priorities for the new UN Secretary General who will formally take up their position in 2017.
Wednesday 6 July in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Paul Williams, Director of Multilateral Policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Matthew Findlay, Deputy Head of Multilateral Policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Edward Hobart, Migration Envoy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of the UK United Nations Association.
- What should be the key UK priorities for the new Secretary-General?
- What are the implications for the UK’s exit from the EU for its influence and role at the UN?
- In a time of constrained resources and multi-dimensional global challenges, where can the UN add value?
- What is the role of the UN in managing the challenge of refugees and migration?
- How can the UN Secretary-General be insulated from the power politics of members?