November 17, 2021
General News

UN Chief Guterres Clears First Hurdle to Second Term | Voice of America

The U.N. Security Council gave its blessing Tuesday to a second term for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

“The Security Council, having considered the question of the recommendation for the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, recommends to the General Assembly that Mr. António Guterres be appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations for a second term of office from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026,” Estonian Ambassador Sven Jurgenson, council president, read from a communique.

The council made its recommendation during a brief private meeting. Guterres’ nomination will next move to the 193-member General Assembly, where it is likely to be approved in a consensus vote on June 18.

The 15-nation Security Council’s approval is critical, because any of the five permanent members (Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States) could…

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