Security Council nominates Portugal's Guterres as U.N. chief
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres to be the next Secretary-General, recommending that the 193-member General Assembly appoint him for five years from Jan. 1, 2017.
The General Assembly is likely to meet next week to approve the appointment of Guterres, 67, who would replace Ban Ki-moon, 72, of South Korea. Ban will step down at the end of 2016 after serving two terms.
"Humility (is what I feel) about the huge challenges ahead of us, the terrible complexity of the modern world," Guterres said in a... read more
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