UN launches selection process for next secretary-general

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The UN Security Council and General Assembly on Thursday launched the recruitment process for the next secretary-general, a post currently held by Antonio Guterres who has announced he will seek a second term. Aged 71, the former Portuguese prime minister enjoys broad support at the General Assembly and the Security Council, including crucially from its five permanent members — the US, Russia, China, France and Britain. Guterres has faced criticism however from several non-governmental groups who claim he is not doing enough to defend human rights global…

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