The United Nations took a historic step Tuesday to open up the usually secret process of selecting the next secretary-general, giving all countries the chance to question candidates on such issues as how they would resist pressure from powerful nations, tackle sex abuse by UN peacekeepers, and improve efforts to achieve peace.
UN Secretary General candidate Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, responds to questions while U.N. General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft, of Denmark, listens. (AP)
Secretary General candidate Antonio Guterres, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, delivers his remarks in the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber. (AP)