On June 8, the Security Council ratified Resolution 2580, and this document recommends to the Legislature that Guterres be nominated for a second term from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2026.
This Friday’s session will be dedicated precisely to the election of the highest representative of the United Nations, which is scheduled to appoint a Portuguese diplomat, with no official opposition from any other candidate.
Following the recommendation of the Security Council, which is considered the most important step in appointing the head of the UN, it is only up to the 193 member states to ratify it.
Earlier this year, Guterres expressed his desire to serve a second five-year term, “if it is the will of member states.”
For him, it is an honor to continue to work towards achieving its objectives and fulfilling its objectives, he said in a letter to General Assembly Speaker Volken Boskir.
The Portuguese diplomat took office in January 2017 and was elected general secretary after Ban Ki-moon after a highly competitive race on October 13, which initially had 13 candidates.
With extensive experience in the diplomatic field, Guterres served as Prime Minister of Portugal and served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
In addition, during his years as Secretary-General, he joined the UN 75 years ago. The biggest challenge since its inception was to face what he considers: the Govt-19 epidemic.
The chairman of the United Nations is appointed by the legislature on the recommendation of the Security Council, and therefore this election is vetoed by any of the permanent members (Russia, China, the United States, France and the United Kingdom). Of that body. 15 members.
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