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Terence O'Brien is a former New Zealand Diplomat. He served as Ambassador to the UN (including on the Security Council), to the European Union, and as Ambassador to WTO-GATT and European Office of UN. He is the Founding Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies: New Zealand.
Were it down to competence, ability and integrity, the former NZ PM would be all but a shoo-in for secretary general. But it’s much less straightforward than that, writes former NZ ambassador to the UN Terence O’Brien