Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected a prime United Nations job offer from U.N. Secretary-Basic António Guterres.
Merkel “spoke to the U.N. secretary-general on the telephone final week, thanked him and informed him that she wouldn’t settle for the offer,” an official within the ex-chancellor’s workplace mentioned Wednesday.
As reported final week by POLITICO’s International Insider e-newsletter, Guterres wished Merkel to guide a U.N. advisory board on world public items, similar to oceans and the ozone layer, one in all his flagship reform projects to “establish world public items and different areas of widespread pursuits the place governance enhancements are most wanted.”
Based onGuterres, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted world friction on points starting from human rights to disarmament, therefore the necessity to revive multilateralism via the board.
When Merkel left workplace in December 2021 after 16 years main Germany, she mentioned she would now not be concerned in politics and meant to sleep and browse.