The United nations set up since 1945 now has a female secretary general she is serving Filipino Senator, Leila de Lima. She has been elected as the new United Nations Secretary-General to replace Ban Ki-moon as his term comes to an end. Ban ki-moon had pleaded for his successor to be a woman days ago.
In his words, “it’s high time now for women should be “given equal opportunities... many distinguished, motivated women leaders who can really change this world, who can actively engage with the other leaders of the world.”
She beat 10 others. 4 of who were females.
While Ban did not share his favorite candidate, he said there are
She is currently serving as a Filipino senator in the country's 17th congress.