Source. Balkan Insight
Among all criteria which may be of interest for the UN members, there is a strong international movement to elect for the first time a woman Secretary-General. That element in the complex election puzzle should not be ignored. The global trend in this aspect will have its impact on world organisation, also.
That is why I find myself among those who believe that Bulgaria’s official candidate, Mrs Irina Bokova, the current head of UNESCO and previous acting Foreign Minister, would be most probably the best chance for Eastern Europe to get this position.
She has strong UN and diplomatic credentials and a solid track record. She was twice elected as Director-General of UNESCO meaning she is trusted by the Member States and has good working contacts with practically all UN members. She also successfully overhauled the organisation in the face of budget constraints. These are all very important elements to be taken into account.