Australia’s former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top U.N. job
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country’s new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.
Rudd, a fluent Mandarin-speaker, had been rumored to be garnering support to replace U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon when he steps down at the end of 2016, after a second, five-year term.We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.