Portugal’s ex-Prime Minister António Guterres, an excellent choice to be the new United Nations Secretary General

We think he is great for this post, as before UN is not working how it should be. In this situation we need a competent person like him. sj

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The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday chose Portugal’s Antonio Guterres for the next U.N. secretary-general by unanimous vote.

The Security Council will ratify its decision Thursday and then refer it to the 193-member U.N. General Assembly for final approval within days.

Guterres served as the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015, and as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002. He was also the Global Centre of Pluralism Annual Lecturer in 2014.

2014 Global Centre for Pluralism Lecture by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres 2014 Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) Lecture: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres approaches His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, ready to deliver the annual GCP Lecture

A New Voice for a Complicated World

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD of The New York Times OCT. 5, 2016

By any measure, António Guterres of Portugal is an excellent choice to replace Ban Ki-moon of South Korea as the next United Nations secretary general. He has experience, energy and diplomatic finesse…

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