Germany's Merkel turns down UN job offer

By Miranda Murray and Andreas Rinke
Updated January 19 2022 - 1:31pm, first published 1:28pm
Angela Merkel has told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that she will not accept a UN job.

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel has turned down the offer of a job at the United Nations, her office says, a month after she stepped down as Europe's most powerful politician after 16 years at the helm.