António Guterres Sworn In As Next U.N. Secretary General

New York Times: António Guterres, Sworn In as U.N.’s Next Leader, Must Factor Trump Into His Plans
“António Guterres took the oath of office on Monday to become the next secretary general of the United Nations amid a rise in nationalist movements around the world and what he called a loss of confidence in institutions, including the one he will take over in January…” (Sengupta, 12/12).

Reuters: Portugal’s Guterres sworn in as next U.N. secretary general
“…Guterres, 67, will replace Ban Ki-moon, 72, of South Korea on Jan. 1. Ban steps down at the end of 2016 after two five-year terms. Guterres was Portugal’s prime minister from 1995 to 2002 and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015…” (Nichols, 12/13).

U.N. News Centre: Taking oath of office, António Guterres pledges to work for peace, development, and a reformed United Nations
“… ‘The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient, and effective. It must focus more on delivery and less on process; more on people and less on bureaucracy,’ said Mr. Guterres after taking the oath of office at a ceremony before the 193-member U.N. General Assembly. … Mr. Guterres then highlighted three strategic priorities for the organization: working for peace; supporting sustainable development; and reforming its internal management…” (12/12).

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