Status: Approved

Project Code: L-STATE-USA-IO-52

Mapping of Senior UN Appointments

Project Title Mapping of Senior UN Appointments
Project Summary Conduct an in-depth analysis of UN Secretary-Guterres' appointments to determine whether his selections are guided by politics or expertise, or a combination of both.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office IO/UNP
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Since the start of his tenure, the Secretary-General (SYG) Guterres has appointed many individuals to senior or high level posts in the UN system. The Office of UN Political Affairs in the Bureau of International Organizations (IO/UNP) would like a mapping exercise that identifies all SYG senior appointments since the start of his term, including nationality, profession or professional experience, gender, previous multilateral experience, organization headed, and size/budget of the organization. If possible, IO/UNP would also like an assessment of whether the background of the appointed person matches the roles for which they were appointed. Senior appointments include Special Representative/Envoy/Rapporteur/Coordinator and Deputy, Directors and/or Directors General and Deputies of affiliated UN organizations over which the SYG has appointments rights, and Under-Secretaries General of UN Departments.

Required Skills or Interests
Data analysis
Data visualization
Infographic design
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