The United Nations Safety Council has supported Antonio Guterres’ bid for a second time period as UN secretary-general, the Estonian UN ambassador Sven Jurgenson says after a gathering of probably the most highly effective UN physique.
Guterres referred to as the choice a “nice honour”.
“I’m very grateful to the members of the Council for the belief they’ve positioned in me,” he stated in a press release.
“Guterres was at all times going to win a second time period simply,” stated Jurgenson, who’s main the council presidency in June.
“Most diplomats in New York respect the best way he dealt with the (US President Donald) Trump administration, defending the UN from US monetary cuts as a lot as attainable,” Jurgenson added.
“Ambassadors really feel he deserves a second time period and an opportunity to work with a extra beneficial US administration.”
A council advice is taken into account a vital hurdle for Guterres to be confirmed by the Common Meeting for one more 5 years within the highest UN workplace.
A session of the Common Meeting is predicted earlier than the tip of June.
The UN chief’s new time period is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2022, and final 5 years.
The earlier 9 post-holders had been all males.
4 of them got here from Europe.
Guterres has led the world organisation since 2017.
The choice in favour of Guterres was anticipated, as there have been no opposing candidates.
Prior to now few years, Guterres has managed to take care of good relations with the highly effective veto powers: america, China, Russia, the UK and France.