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António Guterres appointed as the next UN Secretary-General

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The General Assembly  appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon.

Mr. Guterres, aged 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015. He will become the world's top diplomat on 1 January 2017, and hold that post for the next five years.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55285#.WAoRcuV97cs

 

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