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Antonio Guterres

UNHRC decay needs urgent treatment

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2017 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Antonio Guterres, who replaced Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary-general on January 1 should immediately treat the decay in the UN Human Rights Council. Th...

Women Should Be Seen And Not Heard

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. Plat...

After the UN Secretary General election: How the UN leadership can deliver for women's empowerment.

Ernesta Redi Neudert | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Ernesta Redi Neudert

The votes were cast, but the result was the same. After 70 years and 8 men at the helm of the United Nations, this week the UN Security Council select...

Welcome To António Guterres, The Next UN Secretary-General

Alice Albright | Posted 10.19.2016 | Education
Alice Albright

The UN General Assembly's confirmation of António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations is encouraging news for global education, not least because he has been a vocal supporter for education, particularly in humanitarian emergencies.

The New UN Secretary General, António Guterres And International LGBTI Rights

Sushant Naidu | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Sushant Naidu

What I learned was to give people more credit, and trust, that like me, they want to know about things they might not know a whole lot about. Despite everything Rocio had heard and seen in her country with gay issues, she was willing to reevaluate her opinion or at least think about it after our lesson.

Why the UN's new chief represents a pivotal moment for "Brand Portugal"

Richard Attias | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Richard Attias

By U.S. Mission Photo by Eric Bridiers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The selection of António Guterres -- Portugal's popular and widely res...

António Guterres may not be an Eastern European woman, but he's the right person to lead the UN

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Rafael Marchante/Reuters Rinna Kullaa, Sciences Po - USPC In recommending António Guterres as the ninth secretary general of the United Nations, t...

Security Council Unanimously Nominates Guterres For Next UN Chief

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.06.2016 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guter...

World's Top Diplomat -- It's Guterres Of Portugal!

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

In a surprisingly quick decision, the 15 members of the UN Security Council stood in a row to show they were united behind the candidacy of Antonio Guterres, a former UN refugee agency chief and an ex-prime minister of Portugal.

The UN Security-Council Has Selected A Secretary-General Of Humanity

Yasmine Sherif | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Yasmine Sherif

Without making a comparison to the legendary UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjold just yet, there is hope that Mr. Guterres may not be far from also becoming a similar personification of the United Nations principles and vision.

Antonio Guterres Is Poised To Be Next UN Secretary-General, Diplomats Say

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.05.2016 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next United Nations Secretary-General afte...

Latest Vote on Next UN Leader Goes to Guterres Again

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 10.01.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, whispering to Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, at a UN Security Council meeting on Sept. 21, 2016, o...

Is The Race For The World's Top Diplomat Deadlocked?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.26.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The latest and fifth straw poll for the selection of the next United Nations secretary-general again placed António Guterres of Portugal as the frontrunner in the informal secret balloting that began in July. But will it matter?

Who Can Lead The UN?

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

I won't say that I am a person of great consequence to the UN. But for about 40 years, I have been known in its hallways, as my life and the survival of my country have been intimately intertwined with the UN's workings. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly.

Will Portugal's Guterres Be The New UN Secretary-General?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

It appears former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres will be the next UN secretary-general to succeed Ban Ki-moon. But this is not a sure bet.

Poll For Next UN Secretary-General In A Muddle

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres again topped a straw poll for the ninth U.N. Secretary-General of the United Nations. But ballots for the 11 candidates showed many negative votes, signaling a deadlock until the next poll--or the one after that.

Locking In Obama's Global Leadership Legacy

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

By all accounts, Barack Obama wants to bequeath to his successor a new secretary-general strong enough to stand up to any rogue national leader.

Men Voting for Men: UN Security Council's Straw Poll for Secretary-General

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 07.26.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

The first straw poll to test the support of Security Council members for candidates vying to become the next United Nations secretary-general occurred July 21, amid strong interest by global media who report on the world body as well as the dozen candidates, the UN's 193 member states and people who follow international affairs.

Candidates' Commitment to Human Rights Should Play Crucial Role in UN Secretary-General Election

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: United Nations. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com As the world watches Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump compete for the U.S. presidency, another impo...

Weekend Roundup: Where the UN Can Succeed Instead of Fail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The Paris climate accord, signed by 175 countries in April, was a high point of success for the United Nations. The U.N. has also managed to focus governments around the world on sustainable development goals. Yet, on the security side of the equation, for which the U.N. was principally founded, the record is largely one of failure. (continued)

As Refugee Tide Mounts, No One Is in Control

António Guterres | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
António Guterres

LONDON -- We live in a period in which we no longer have a unipolar or bipolar world, we don't even have a multipolar world; it's kind of a chaotic world where power relations have become unclear. When power relations are unclear, impunity and unpredictability tend to prosper. That, I believe, is the reality behind the high levels of displacement that are taking place in today's world.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

UN: Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million

Reuters | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many ...

Joshua Hersh

Antonio Guterres, UN Refugee Chief: Syrian Crisis Spillover Into Lebanon Would Be 'Existential Threat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The worst possible fallout from the ongoing crisis in Syria would be for the crisis to reach into the neighboring country of Lebanon, th...

UN Refugee Agency Applauds U.S. Government's Pledges

Charity Tooze | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Charity Tooze

Secretary Clinton's attendance at the conference is testament to the United States' leadership and commitment to protection of and humanitarian assistance to refugees, stateless, and other vulnerable people worldwide.