Malcorra strong candidate for UN chief

Hameed Shaheen

Islamabad—Foreign Minister of Argentine Ms Susana Malcorra, 61, is likely to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations Organization. Argentine has formally nominated her for the slot, 2nd from Latin America Javier Perez de Cuellar [1982-1991]. International reports say that
America has agreed to the nomination in the context of emerging new pattern of friendship between Washington and Buinus Aires.
The nomination became formal via a letter Macri sent to the president of the UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft and the head of the Security Council, Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta in mid-May.
“On presenting this candidacy, the Argentine government is convinced that the conditions and capacities of Ms Malcorra, will enable her to address and amply comply the tasks of UN Secretary General”, said Macri in the letter.
The president recalled that Ms Malcorra, 61, Foreign Minister of Argentina, born in Rosario and with a degree in electronics engineering from the Rosario national University, has a long professional experience both in the public and private sectors, including over a decade working for the UN.
As a member of UN staff, Ms Malcorra held several different jobs such as head of operations and deputy executive management of the World Food Program, and later head of the Secretary General’s cabinet.
She was involved from the very beginning with elaboration of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, and has the knowledge and capacity to promote its implementation in all the world.

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