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The new UN secretary-general’s biggest priority must be Syria | Mark Seddon

António Guterres is a worthy successor to Ban Ki-moon. But where Ban’s focus was climate change, Guterres’s will be war Today the United Nations security council has confirmed the former Portuguese prime minister and occasionally outspoken former head of the UN High Commission for Refugees, António Guterres, as the next UN secretary general – a choice that is likely to reaffirmed by the UN general assembly shortly.
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