Feminists Grade U.N. Secretary-General Guterres With a ‘B’ for 2020

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U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, seeking another term, has just been graded by a feminist group on his work in 2020 promoting women’s rights.

Secretary-General António Guterres heading to a virtual meeting with Tariq Ahmad, British minister of state, to discuss the commemoration of the U.N.’s 75th anniversary, Jan. 10, 2021. (Mark Garten / UN Photo)

This story originally appeared on PassBlue, which provides independent coverage of the United Nations.

The widely shared hopes in 2016 that a woman could finally be elected secretary-general of the United Nations at the end of Ban Ki-moon’s two terms were crushed when the big powers chose a man from a large field of candidates from across the world—seven women and six men.

The General Assembly formally confirmed the Security Council’s choice. Unbroken male dominance of the job since the founding…

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