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António Guterres may not be an Eastern European woman, but he's the right person to lead the UN

Rafael Marchante/Reuters Rinna Kullaa, Sciences Po - USPC In recommending António Guterres as the ninth secretary general of the United Nations, the Security Council made many people unhappy. Much has been made of the fact that Guterres is the latest in a long string of male secretaries general, and is also from a wealthy Western European country. But the Security Council has promoted a leader who is well-connected at the executive level, deeply experienced within UN structures, and holds a wealth of experience from working with nongovernmental organisations worldwide.
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