Antonio Guterres Re-Elected as Secretary-General of UN: The United Nations General Assembly on Friday re-appointed Antonio Guterres as Secretary-General. His second term will start on January 1, 2022. Earlier, the powerful Security Council had unanimously recommended Guterres’ re-election to the 193-member body. “Guterres is re-appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations, his second term beginning on January 1, 2022, and ending on December 31, 2026,” said the president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkán Bozkir.
Bojkir administered the oath to 72-year-old Guterres on stage in the hall of the General Assembly. Earlier on June 8, a 15-member council meeting unanimously adopted a resolution recommending Guterres’ name for the post of Secretary-General (Antonio Guterres UN Secretary-General). “We’ve all really seen the Secretary-General active,” Estonia’s ambassador to the United Nations and the council’s president for the month of June, Sven Jürgensen, told reporters after the meeting.
Guterres Described as Capable in Tenure
“I think he has been a wonderful general secretary. He has an opinion on conflict areas in the world and he can talk to everyone. I think this is what is expected of the General Secretary and he has already proved capable in his five-year tenure. India has expressed support for Guterres’ re-election as UN chief and welcomed the adoption of a resolution recommending his name (UN Chief Antonio Guterres Twitter). Guterres has thanked everyone by tweeting.
UNGC Had Recommended
Ambassador TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, tweeted, “India welcomes the passing of the UN Security Council resolution recommending the election of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term.” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Guterres at the UN headquarters last month and expressed New Delhi’s support for his second term as the world’s top diplomat.
Indian Foreign Minister Supported
In a tweet after the meeting, Jaishankar had said, “India values the leadership of the Security Council at the United Nations, especially at a time when times are challenging.” Expressed support for his candidature for the second term. Jaishankar’s point was reiterated in a later press statement issued by India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN General Assembly). Under the Charter of the United Nations, the Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council. Each Secretary-General has the option of a second term if he garners sufficient support from member states.
The Second Term Will Run Till 2026
Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, was sworn in on January 1, 2017, and his first term will end on December 31 this year. The former Prime Minister of Portugal, UN Chief Antonio Guterres, was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for a decade from June 2005 to December 2015. In the 75-year history of the United Nations, there has been no woman Secretary-General, and Guterres’ re-election makes it clear that the leadership of this global body can only go to a woman after 2026.