António Guterres

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His Excellency
António Guterres
António Guterres November 2016.jpg
Guterres in London, November 2016.
9th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Assumed office
1 January 2017
Preceded by Ban Ki-moon
10th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In office
15 June 2005 – 31 December 2015
Kofi Annan
Ban Ki-moon
Preceded by Ruud Lubbers
Succeeded by Filippo Grandi
114th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
28 October 1995 – 6 April 2002
President Mário Soares
Jorge Sampaio
Preceded by Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Succeeded by José Manuel Barroso
President of Socialist International
In office
November 1999 – June 2005
Preceded by Pierre Mauroy
Succeeded by George Papandreou
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party
In office
23 February 1992 – 21 January 2002
President António de Almeida Santos
Preceded by Jorge Sampaio
Succeeded by Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Personal details
Born António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
(1949-04-30) 30 April 1949 (age 69)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political party Socialist
Spouse(s) Luísa Guimarães e Melo
(m. 1972–1998; died)
Catarina Vaz Pinto
(m. 2001–present)
Children Pedro
Alma mater Instituto Superior Técnico
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website António Guterres

António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, GCL GCC (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɔnju ɡuˈtɛʁɨʃ]; born 30 April 1949) is a Portuguese politician and diplomat. He became the Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2017. Guterres was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, as leader of the Socialist Party. He also served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005.[1]

He was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015, and in October 2016 the United Nations General Assembly elected him by acclamation to become the next United Nations secretary-general. He succeeded Ban Ki-moon.

References[change | change source]

  1. Alexander, Harriet (5 October 2016). "Who is Antonio Guterres, the next Secretary-General of the United Nations?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 October 2016.