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UNSG Hits New Low, Stakeouts Without Q&A, No End of Year Presser Amid Bribery & Rosewood Scandals, Should Not Be Honored

December 11, 2017 -- Today’s UN has hit yet another new low in which the Secretary General has decided to not even hold an end of the year press conference, which his predecessor held, while now closing to the press the swearing-in of his top Communications official and holding stakeouts at which no questions are taken. This comes while there are questions to be answered about his UN’s use of funds from a group whose UN representative had already been indicted for bribery of a former President read more [...]

In 2016 at UN, More Transparency Needed, Including For Process to Select Next SG

As we enter the last year of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's tenure, as a matter of UN transparency and media access it is imperative that the trend toward fewer press conferences and more importantly fewer answers not be allowed to continue. After saying he would do monthly sit-down press conferences, Ban Ki-moon in 2015 hit a new low in accessibility. There must be improvements in 2016 and for and by the next Secretary General, including in how she or he is selected. Interactive dialogues read more [...]