04 August 2021,   20:20
Antonio Guterres re-elected as UN Secretary-General for second five-year term

UN General Assembly on Friday appointed Antonio Guterres as the UN Secretary-General for a second term beginning January 1, 2022, days after the powerful Security Council had unanimously recommended his name to the 193-member body for re-election.

President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir announced that Guterres “has been appointed by acclamation Secretary-General of the United Nations for the second term of office beginning on January 1, 2022, and ending on December 31, 2026”.

Bozkir then administered the oath of office to 72-year-old Guterres at the podium of the UN General Assembly hall.