The next Secretary-General of the United Nations

António Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, was selected to be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. Guterres has also served as the United Nations Refugees chief in the past. He will take office when the current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon steps down on December 31.

 

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization with a goal to promote peace and security around the globe, encourage nations to be friends, support human rights, and help countries with issues of poverty, hunger, disease, and education. The UN was founded in 1945 after the Second World War. Today, 193 countries are part of the UN. The Secretary-General is the head of the United Nations. Here is a video about the United Nations.

 

Image Credits: http://www.un.org for Guterres image and UN’s logo
Sources: Seeker Daily, http://www.un.org