Security Council weighs support for Guterres’ second term as UN chief

Security Council weighs support for Guterres' second term as UN chief

New York (UNA-OIC) – The United Nations Security Council plans to discuss on Tuesday whether to support António Guterres in his bid for a second term as UN Secretary-General.

It is likely that the 15-member UN body will vote in favor of the 72-year-old Portuguese diplomat, who has led the world organization since 2017.

In the past few years, Guterres has managed to maintain good relations with the powerful veto powers: The United States, China, Russia, Britain and France; moreover, there is no official opposing candidate.

A Security Council recommendation is considered a crucial hurdle for Guterres to be confirmed by the General Assembly for another five years in the highest UN office.

A session of the General Assembly is expected before the end of June. The UN chief’s new term is scheduled to start on January 1, 2022, and last five years.


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