Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to be the ninth United Nations Secretary-General and is expected to be formally recommended to the 193-member General Assembly for election by the Security Council on Thursday, diplomats said.
Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, president of the 15-member council for October, said he hoped the council would unanimously recommend Guterres, who was also the United Nations high commissioner for refugees from June 2005 to December 2015.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres could cement himself as the ninth United Nations Secretary-General when the Security Council holds its second secret ballot on Friday, some diplomats said.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 193-member United Nations General Assembly appointed former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres on Thursday as the ninth secretary-general of the world body for five years from Jan. 1, 2017.
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 Security Council announced that Mr. Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister and former chief of the United Nations refugee agency, had unanimous support.