Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General

Helen Clark, the latest contender for UN leadership (Supplied)
Helen Clark, the latest contender for UN leadership (Supplied)

Helen Clark says she is "deeply honoured" to join the race to be the next United Nations Secretary-General, following her nomination from the New Zealand Government.

Ms Clark brings a lot of experience to the competition. She was New Zealand's Prime Minister for nine years, the leader of the UN Development Programme and Chair of the UN Development Group for the past seven years.

The competition is dominated by European politicians, with foreign affairs or United Nations experience. 

Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General
Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General
Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General
Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General
Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General
Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General
Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General
Contenders in the race for UN Secretary-General

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