As discussed in part one of this series, Antonio Guterres will have his hands full with lining up a team to support him when he replaces Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary-general (SG) on 1 January 2017. In addition to staffing, he should address these three issues to set himself apart from Ban and take advantage of his transition and honeymoon period:
Prove a commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment
Advocates for the UN’s first female SG are understandably disappointed by the Council’s selection of a ninth male leader, particularly since there were several well-qualified female candidates in the field.
This week former Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres was appointed UN secretary-general for a five-year term starting in January. In the first of a two-part series, Sarah Frankel examined the immediate challenges facing Guterres come 201...
The Security Council formally approved the Portuguese politician’s nomination to succeed Ban Ki-moon as leader of the United Nations.
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.
The consensus of the UN Security Council members to nominate the veteran Portuguese diplomat Antonio Guterres to succeed Ban Ki-Moon as UN secretary general comes amid sharp tensions between the US and Europe, and Russia over the Sy...