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UN chief appointment tops General Assembly

UN chief appointment tops General Assembly

United Nations, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly will address this Friday the draft resolution about the appointment for the next secretary-general, a position in which the current head of the multilateral organization, Antonio Guterres, is seeking a second term.
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On June 8, the Security Council adopted by acclamation resolution 2580, this document recommends to the Assembly that Guterres be appointed for a second term of office from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2026.

Guterres expressed early 2021 his willingness to serve a second five-year term, ‘if that would be the will of the Member States.’

The Portuguese diplomat took office in January 2017 to succeed Ban Ki-moon after a hotly contested and transparent race in October 2016 that initially included 13 candidates.

In his years as a secretary-general, Guterres has had to face what he considers the greatest UN challenge since its founding 75 years ago: the Covid-19 pandemic.

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