António Guterres: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Japan to host ministerial meeting of UNSC on North Korea’ nuclear efforts

Japan will host a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on December 15, which will be focused on finding peaceful ways to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and de-nuclearise the Korean peninsula. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to brief the council. This year’s meeting has the backing ..

Peter Thomson appointed as first special envoy for oceans by United Nations

Peter Thomson, the outgoing president of the General Assembly, has been appointed as the first special envoy for the oceans by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Thomson played a leading role at the first-ever UN conference on oceans in June 2017. The 193 UN member states issued an urgent call for action to reverse the ..

Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed announced as new UN deputy Secretary General

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has confirmed Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General (DSG). He has also appointed Maria Viotti of Brazil (Chef de Cabinet) and Kyung-Wha Kang of the Republic of Korea as Special advisor on policy (new role to be created). Amina Mohammed is Nigeria’s Environment minister. She has been instrumental in ..

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres has sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon as the chief of the 71-year-old world body. Guterres was Portugal’s prime minister from 1995 to 2002 and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015. At a special plenary meeting of the General Assembly, the Oath of Office to Guterres ..