UN General Assembly Approves Guterres As Secretary General

Politics » DIPLOMACY | October 13, 2016, Thursday // 17:54
Bulgaria: UN General Assembly Approves Guterres As Secretary General BGNES

The General Assembly of the UN has approved Portuguese Antonio Guterres as General Secretary of the world organisation as of January 1, 2017.

Guterres will succeed Ban Ki-moon.

The 193 member-states of the UN greeted with applause the resolution for the appointment of the former PM of Portugal.

Guterres was High Representative for Refugees of the UN for a period of ten years. The 67-year old politician promised during his campaign to contribute further to the protection of human rights and carry out reforms in the UN which is seen as slow and cumbersome when reacting to ongoing disasters.

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