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The next UN secretary general: meet the candidates

Guardian Live

Friday, 3 June 2016 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Standard ticket: STALLS Ended £20.00 £1.79
Concessions: STALLS   more info Ended £18.00 £1.66
Standard ticket: CIRCLE Ended £20.00 £1.79
Concessions: CIRCLE Ended £18.00 £1.66
Standard ticket: BALCONY Ended £20.00 £1.79
Concessions: BALCONY Ended £18.00 £1.66
* Prices include VAT

Event Details

The race for one of the most powerful jobs in the world comes to London in June. Not the US presidential election, but the far more unpredictable contest to become the next UN secretary general.

This event will be a small piece of history in the making. Secretary generals are usually chosen behind closed doors, like a pope or a Nobel prize winner. This year however, a popular movement has emerged calling for more openness so the public can vet who the powerful select. The London debate is the culmination of that process.

And now on 3 June, we have invited some of the hopefuls for the world's most difficult job to debate each other in London in front of a live audience. We'll be joined by António Guterres, Vuk Jeremić and Igor Lukšić, plus more to be announced. The event, which I will host, is sure to make waves - and turn heads all the way up to the UN security council, which will pick its preferred candidate later in the summer. 


Join us at the Barbican and be part of this historic occasion. 

This event is brought to you in partnership with UNA-UK and Future United Nations Development System at the CUNY Graduate Center

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.

We will be releasing tickets for the circle and balcony once the stalls have sold out.  The ticket price will remain the same for all three levels.

Wheelchair users and visitors who require an assistant may bring a companion free of charge. To book a free companion ticket please email




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When & Where

The Barbican
Barbican Hall
Silk St
United Kingdom

Friday, 3 June 2016 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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