Portugal nominated ex-refugee chief Antonio Guterres for UN Secretary-General


Posted on:02 Mar 2016 16:53:31

Portugal nominated ex-refugee chief Antonio Guterres for UN Secretary-General
02 March 2016 Current Affairs: Portugal Government nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister and head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres as a candidate for General Secretary at United Nations.Guterres served as Prime Minister in 1995-2002 and as UN Refugee Agency High Commissioner in 2005-2015.With this, Guterres joined a list of six mostly Eastern and Central European candidates to succeed Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2017. Ban took the office in January 2007.The UN Security Council recommends a candidate to the General Assembly, where he or she must garner no less than two-thirds of the votes to be appointed Secretary General.


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