Ex-New Zealand PM Enters Race for Top UN Post

April 5, 2016 7:11 AM

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Ex-New Zealand PM Enters Race for Top UN Post

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is running to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general of the United Nations.

The New Zealand government formally submitted Clark's name to world body on Monday. Current prime minister John Key praised his predecessor as "a proven leader" with "the right mix of skills and experience for the job" during a press conference in Wellington announcing her nomination.

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