In the words of President Solís of Costa Rica:
“The United Nations, and the world, needs a Secretary-General who is a bridge builder, who can listen and consult, who can help resolve disputes, build agreements and anticipate problems. Christiana Figueres is that person.
“At a time when the UN faces great challenges both within and outside the organisation, she is candidate who can help it reclaim its standing among the people of the world – the people for whom it was created to protect and defend. She has the ability to rekindle our confidence and inspire each and every one of us to live up to our highest purpose.
“As the former head of one of the UN’s main agencies, the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres was the individual responsible for steering governments – against all odds - to conclude the historical climate change agreement in Paris.
“Christiana Figueres has the skills to help the UN face its responsibility of building peace, resilience and opportunity at a time of change.”
You can find Christiana's full biog here.