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World Why qualified women are being passed over for top UN job

Although six women entered the race for secretary-general, none is favored in the straw polls so far. A female chief could help empower women in key areas such as development, education, and health.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

This was supposed to be the year that a woman was finally elected to run the United Nations, after seven decades of men at the helm of the world’s foremost diplomatic organization.

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