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Journalist Jonathan M. Katz has written a compelling profile of outgoing secretary-general Ban Ki-moon for the New Republic, tracing his rise “from a child saved from war to the pinnacle of the organization that saved him.” In the process, Katz muses on the position’s ambiguous beginnings and mixed track record, as well as its central importance for the future of the UN.

Al Jazeera developed a lively, interactive website for the 2016 secretary general election. It includes videos from the first televised UN debate, a breakdown of the key moments from the debate, and biographies of the candidates.

The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Vox have all published editorials and backgrounds on incoming secretary-general António Guterres.