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4FeministUNSG – We demand a progressive feminist leader!

Join the call for a feminist leader of the United Nations! 

In February 2021, the President of the United Nations General Assembly and the President of the United Nations Security Council announced the launch of a process to appoint a new Secretary-General for the term beginning in 2022. 


This represents a critical opportunity to call for a better selection process and a new leader who will help guide the world towards a future of feminist peace. The new Secretary-General must embody and uphold feminist values and principles, and be committed to pursuing equality, justice, and security for people and the planet. 


We all have a role to play in ensuring the next Secretary-General of the United Nations is a true feminist – someone who represents us all.

What can you do?

You can help influence the selection process by:

  • Downloading our campaign assets below and share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #4feministUNSG.
  • Nominating someone you would like to be considered for the role of Secretary-General.
  • Write op-eds and blog posts, host webinars, record podcasts, and organise letter-writing campaigns.

Learn about the key issues requiring urgent attention, including six basic principles for a post-COVID-19 recovery published in the report Feminist Principles for an International Post-COVID-19 Settlement.

Learn more

Want to know more about the UN Secretary-General section process? Check out these links:

  • Forward is an initiative intended to bring civil society into the process of selecting the next UN Secretary-General 
  • 1 for 7 Billion is a collective of more than 750 organisations and 170 million supporters worldwide calling for a better process to select the UN Secretary-General
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