Knesset member Tzipi Livni (leader of the «tnua», co-Chairman of the block «Zionist camp») has received a proposal to take the post of a Deputy Secretary General of the UN, said on Sunday, February 12, Yossi verter in ha’aretz. Similar information publishes Itamar Eichner in the newspaper «Yediot Ahronot».
According to published information, the proposal came at the weekend personally from the UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres. Surrounded by Tzipi Livni, saying that a formal proposal has not yet been received.
According to «Haaretz», this appointment needs the approval of the UN security Council. However, informed sources said NEWSru.co.il that such approval is not necessary. According to them, the possible appointment of Livni does not need the approval of the government of Israel, since we are talking about a personal offer of Israeli policy.
If Livni in this position, she will be the first representative of Israel to the post of a Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Yossi verter writes with reference to anonymous sources in the UN that we are talking about a deal in which the United States abolished the veto on the appointment of former Prime Minister PA Salam Fayyad for the post of UN special representative in Libya, and Tzipi Livni will be appointed to the post of Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
11 February it was reported that the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley vetoed the appointment of former Prime Minister of the Palestinian authority Salam Fayyad for the post of special envoy of the UN in Libya. Haley stressed that the United States currently do not recognize the «state of Palestine» and does not intend to support the message, which would be a similar position.
As it became known NEWSru.co.il few days ago, the UN Secretary-General said in closed conversations, that there is under-representation of Israel in the higher echelons of the UN, and in this context, Guterres expressed his interest to appoint an Israelite one of his deputies. In the same conversation Guterres also mentioned the need to appoint to the high office of representative of the Palestinian authority.
Note that messages on possible appointment of Tzipi Livni to the post at the UN have been published before, but previously none of them were confirmed.
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