In a bold move, an Indian-origin employee, Akansha Arora, working at the United Nations, has announced her candidacy for the election to the global organization`s next Secretary General. The post is currently held by Antonio Guterres, who is vying for a second five-year term after his current stint ends in December 2021. Arora, aged 34, threw her hat in the ring by launching her campaign UNOW with the hashtag #AroraforSG on social media platform - Twitter, and other platforms including TikTok. Candidates for the election are generally nominated by UN member states, but Akanksha is leading an independent campaign. An audit coordinator for the UN Development Programme, Akanksha said in a campaign video posted online that the body hasn`t kept its promises to the world, adding that it needs better leadership. Akanksha was part of Guterres`s financial reforms team and has described her candidacy as a “David and Goliath story”. In a campaign message, she said “People in my position aren`t supposed to stand up to the ones in charge. We are supposed to wait our turn, hop on the hamster wheel, go to work, keep our heads down and accept that the world is the way it is,”. UN Secretary General heads the secretariat as the chief administrative officer of the UN. No woman has ever held the position in its 75-year history.