António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is all but confirmed as the next secretary-general of the United Nations with the Security Council set to forward his nomination to the General Assembly. He will become the fourth Western European, the ninth man, and the first former head of state to hold the position.
Born in Lisbon in 1949, Guterres trained in electrical engineering and physics at the University of Lisbon.
The United Nations Security Council Wednesday said Portugal's Antonio Guterres is its unanimous choice for the next U.N. secretary-general.
The world's big powers are rallying behind the former Portuguese prime minister and U.N. refugee chief to lead the United Nations.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after none of the five U.N. Security Council veto powers voted against him in a sixth ...
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...