Vesna Pusic withdraws UN secretary-general nomination

Former Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic on Thursday withdrew her nomination for the post of UN secretary-general.

Pusic said in a press release that after the first round of voting at the Security Council, it became clear that the election of the new secretary-general would focus on a nominee from the UN, either a person who worked or had worked there.

She said the results of the first vote showed that her chances were not realistic, although there were several more rounds of voting ahead. "For that reason, I am withdrawing my candidacy for the post of UN secretary-general and I will not participate in further activities related to this election."

Pusic, one of 12 nominees for UN secretary-general, received the least votes after the first round of voting at the Security Council, diplomats said earlier.

Last update: Sun, 21/08/2016 - 12:38


More from Croatia

A quarter of commercial pilots have left Croatia in past 4 years

International Civil Aviation Day is observed on 7 December worldwide and this has been an opportunity for the trade...

Joulupukki, or Santa Claus, comes from Finland to Zagreb

Joulupukki, a Finnish Christmas figure.

Croatia launches trilateral cooperation in Adriatic with Montenegro and Albania

Croatia has launched trilateral cooperation with Montenegro and Albania in the economy and environmental protection...

Croatian President: Thousands of IS fighters returning to Bosnia

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Dubrovnik on Tuesday that one should face the fact that...

Croatia's food industry records 43.7% increase in net profit

Croatia's food industry generated a consolidated net profit of HRK 931.5 million in 2015, which was an annual...