Antonio Guterres takes charge as UN Secretary General
Posted on:03 Jan 2017 09:17:05
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03 January 2017 Current Affairs: Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres on 1 January 2017 took over as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Guterres took over for a five-year term that can be renewed by member states for an additional five years. He succeeds Ban Ki-moon.
In October 2016, the 193 member states of the UN General Assembly had adopted a resolution by acclamation, appointing Guterres as the ninth UN Secretary-General.
Antonio Guterres : Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is a Portuguese politician.
From 1995 to 2002, he served as the Prime Minister of Portugal.
He also served as President of the Socialist International, which is a worldwide association of political parties.
From June 2005 to December 2015, he served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Secretary-General of the United Nations : The UN Secretary-General is the head of the United Nations Secretariat.He/She acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the United Nations.
His/Her role is laid out by Chapter XV (Articles 97 to 101) of the United Nations Charter.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt envisioned the Secretary-General as a world moderator.
Article 97 under Chapter XV of the United Nations Charter states that “the Secretary-General shall be the chief administrative officer of the Organization, but does not dictate their specific obligations.”
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