The United Nations Security Council reached what Somini Sengupta of the New York Times termed a surprisingly swift consensus Wednesday on its choice for the next secretary general of the 193-member organization. The General Assembly is expected to vote on the Security Council's choice today (Thursday, October 6), a vote that should be a formality.
The Times, like most news organizations, said that the Council's choice, António Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal who headed the United Nations refugee agency for 10 years, had been the clear front-runner, and was apparently the choice of the otherwise deeply divided Security Council, which has five permanent members, and 10 rotational ones.
The world's big powers are rallying behind the former Portuguese prime minister and U.N. refugee chief to lead the United Nations.
The annual United Nations General Assembly is meeting to discuss pressing worldwide issues. Up to 193 member countries will be represented as delegates meet in New York City amidst tightened security. Since several pipe bombs were s...
Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is the unanimous choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general of the United Nations. The Security Council agreed in an informal poll Wednesday to recommend the man who had serv...
The United Nations Security Council Wednesday said Portugal's Antonio Guterres is its unanimous choice for the next U.N. secretary-general.