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New UN chief aims to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’

9th un chief, antonio guterres
9TH UN CHIEF. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, takes the oath of office for his 5-year term, which begins on 1 January 2017. The oath was administered by Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

New United Nations chief Antonio Guterres takes over as UN Secretary-general from South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon, inheriting complex crises in Syria, South Sudan, Yemen, Burundi, North Korea and elsewhere

United Nations, US (Jan. 1, 2017) — The new United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said Sunday, January 1, he would like to make 2017 a year to “put peace first,” in a message heralding the new year and marking his first day as the world body’s chief.  Continue reading New UN chief aims to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’