Arora Akanksha, 34, a Canadian employee of Indian origin at the United Nations, announced her candidacy for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations, against incumbent President Antonio Guterres.
In a video, Arora said that in the past 75 years, the United Nations has failed to fulfill the promises it made to the world. Refugees from different countries were not provided with protection, humanitarian concerns were not taken care of, and technology and innovation were ignored. Therefore, we want a United Nations that takes the world on the path of development. This is why I ran.
Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, had said earlier that he was seeking another term, as his first term ends on December 31, 2021.
Since its inception, the United Nations has not witnessed the election of any woman to the post of Secretary-General, who is elected on the recommendation of the Security Council of the General Assembly, and permanent members of the United Nations can impose the right of veto.
On the other hand, the Saudi newspaper “Sabq” revealed that Aurora Kankasha lived at the age of six with her family in Saudi Arabia, where she spent her childhood in the Kingdom, then returned to India to complete her education, before moving to Canada, where she graduated from York University, Before working for a company as an audit manager.
Source: republicworld + previously