On 7 and 8 May 2009, the Executive Council meeting in Bamako, Mali, will select one candidate to the post of Secretary-General for the period 2010-2013, from the four candidatures received.
The four candidates are:
1. Arab Hoballah, Lebanon 2. Khalid Malik, Pakistan 3. Oh Jee-chul, Republic of Korea 4. Taleb Rifai, Jordan
Click here for the curriculum vitae and the statement of intent and management of each of the four candidates.
The recommendation from the Executive Council of one candidate has to be ratified by the General Assembly (Astana, Kazakhstan, 2-9 October 2009).
After Mr. Francesco Frangialli's decision to leave his position prior to the expiration of his third term, Mr. Taleb Rifai took office ad interim from 1 March 2009 until the end of the scheduled term of office, 31 December 2009.