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A Closer Look at the Latin American Women Who Could Lead the UN

July 10, 2016

Christiana Figueres doesn’t drink coffee. The Costa Rican told AQ that despite hailing from a major exporter of the world’s favorite bean, she bounces around perfectly well without it. After witnessing her formidable leadership as head of the UN Climate Change Secretariat for the past six years, it is hard to disagree.

On July 5, Figueres concluded her tenure as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, where she helped secure the adoption of the Paris Agreement last December. Just...

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