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Australia’s former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top U.N. job

Australia’s former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top U.N. job

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by July 19, 2016 World News

 

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.

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