Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on kofi annan and the office of the un secretary general Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work! The political grounds are involved in selecting and rejecting a Secretary-General but after the selection of Secretary-General, the officeholder has to be neutral in all his actions.
Gordenker (2005) expresses that though General Secretary is free from any political influence, as article 100 of UN charter confirms, there has been great pressure dealing with all the matters. Perhaps, this is the reason that no female has been appointed as General Secretary since the inception of the UN. Following is the list of Secretary Generals appointed:
All the UN Secretary Generals work as the ambassador of multiculturalism and diplomat of the world. The official sees all the social, economic, military and political affairs globally. In this office, all the officeholders provided options for solution and remained as the great promoters of peace and prosperity. As Luck (1999), UN advisor, writes:
‘‘More than most of their predecessors, however, they shared a reputation as proponents of big ideas, bold doctrines, and a generous interpretation of the scope and authority of the office. Introvert and extrovert, cool and warm, volatile and smooth, calculating and empathetic: their images could not have been more distinct’’ (p. 202).
In the multi crisis and major challenges, for instance, nuclear programmes, poverty, borders conflicts, there have been difficulties for the Secretary-General. The calamity in the organisation makes the role of SG weak and unviable. For sovereignty and expediency, almost all the Secretaries have worked hard. As Newman (1998) writes:
“The Secretaryship-General, both personally and institutionally, has a history, and there will be few occasions when an office-holder addresses a case, or an issue in a case, completely afresh. Whether in a positive or a negative sense, a Secretary-General acts with a personal reputation and an accumulation of procedural norms behind him” (p.24) .