António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres was appointed as Secretary-General of the United Nations on October 13, 2016. Guterres has decades of experience in diplomacy and the vote by the Security Council was unanimous. Guterres has inherited all sorts of problems along with this roll. The article mentions “cold war ghosts” that are causing tensions between Russia and the United States along with other international tensions.

According to the article, Guterres described himself as, “n honest broker.” Some criticisms of Guterres’ appointment include that yet again a male candidate was chosen instead of a female candidate. Other critics also claim that Guterres habit of deal-making ties his hands in some political situations.


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