Shashi Tharoor tips Deva for UNSG

This one is from The Colombo Times and we'll let it speak for itself:

Shashi Tharoor tips Deva for UNSG

Shashi Tharoor, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information was in the European Parliament 6 June for meetings with the Foreign Affairs Committee.

In the course of his remarks, Tharoor, a UN insider for twenty eight years, referred to the UN as a body that "reflects the hopes and convictions" of the international community.

Despite rumors circulating about Tharoor's own possible candidacy, his praise was reserved for fellow-Asian Niranjan Deva-Aditya, a Sri Lankan Member of the European Parliament, who is also being considered for the job, and who was at the meeting.

Responding to a question from German MEP Karl Von Wogau regarding the candidates to succeed Kofi Annan, Tharoor responded that those present may need "look no further than this Parliament or this room" to find the successor."

Deva is an outside candidate who has been mentioned more in recent days. Reports are that he had a day of meetings in New York last week.  Only time will tell.

More information on Ambassador Deva at his website.

One Response to “Shashi Tharoor tips Deva for UNSG”

  1. Idetrorce Says:

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

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