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Helen Clark: 'I’m the best person for the job of UN Secretary-General'

Annette Young meets Helen Clark, one of four female candidates in the running to become the next UN Secretary-General and take over from Ban Ki-moon at the end of the year. The former New Zealand prime minister believes she is the best candidate for the job.

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This is "the first time that anyone from the South Pacific has come forward" for the position of UN Secretary-General, Helen Clark tells FRANCE 24's Annette Young.

"I’ve never asked anyone to elect me, going right back through a long political career, because I’m a woman. Obviously I’m a woman and I love to see women get to the top. But my appeal is: vote for me because I’m the best person for the job. I bring a woman’s eyes and ears to it".

>> On France24.com: A look at the four women vying for the UN’s top spot

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