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First group, Opening remarks - Leading the United Nations: A Global Townhall with UN Secretary-General candidates
12 Jul 2016 -  Ten of the 12 official candidates, nominated by their governments to take over at the helm of the UN Secretariat when current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon leaves at the end of the year, engaged in a wide-ranging 60-minute discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the organization.
Split into two groups of five (determined by draw of lots) the candidates were given the opportunity at the start to make their case for the job and explain their vision.
The debate was part of the selection process for the next UN Secretary-General.