The CNN headline declares: “Who could lead the United Nations next? This Caribbean climate leader makes diplomats ‘jump’ with excitement”
In article published today, major international media company CNN speculates that Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley might be in line to be the next head of the United Nations.
According to CNN, when asked last week if she will run to become the United Nations’ next Secretary General, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados gave a thumbs up, smiled, and walked away.
CNN adds – quote – Unofficially, however, UN insiders say she’s a likely front-runner.
The story goes on to say that the 2026 selection process is still far off, but talk of who is best-positioned to win the powerful job has already begun.
According to CNN historically, there has been a geographical rotation for the position, so it seems likely the next UN leader will be from the Latin America and the Caribbean region – and many advocates say it is time for a female candidate, after 78 years of only male leaders. And the media house says that in the hallways and backrooms of the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Miss Mottley is one of several names being floated as likely contenders.
CNN quotes Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as saying she would have his vote if she chose to campaign.
Dr. Gonzalves said “I think she would make a great Secretary-General,” he said, “Whatever she does, I will support her.”
CNN also today features an interview done with Miss Mottley by Farih Zacharia who interviews major global figures.