António Guterres

August 14, 2017

Congratulating Kenyan people on peaceful elections, UN chief stresses dialogue to ease tensions

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated today the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in the presidential elections, and, stressing the importance of dialogue to defuse tensions, called on the political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence in the wake of the polls. […]
July 27, 2017

UN condemns killing of two peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned yesterday’s killing of two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic’s (CAR) south-eastern city of Bangassou. “This incident brings to nine the number of peacekeepers killed in service in Bangassou since the beginning of the year,” said a statement issued this morning by […]
October 6, 2016

António Guterres to be next UN secretary general

António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year. In a rare show of unity, all 15 ambassadors from the security council emerged from the sixth in a series […]