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United Nations Appoints Portugal’s Guterres As Next U.N. Chief

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United Nations Appoints Portugal’s Guterres As Next U.N. Chief

U.N. Secretary General

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.

Guterres, 67, will replace Ban Ki-moon, 72, of South Korea. Ban will step down at the end of 2016 after serving two terms.

Guterres was prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

IMAGE: Nominated U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a news conference at Necessidades Palace in Lisbon, Portugal October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante



  1. rednekokie October 13, 2016

    I hear he is regarded as a good and fair man. I wish him well.

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    One yr have passed since I decided to resign from my previous work and that decision was a lifechanger for me… I started working from comfort of my house, over a site I stumbled upon online, several hours /a day, and I profit now much more than i did on my last job… Last payment i got was for 9000 dollars… The best thing about it is the more time i got with my family…


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