A few hours after the Security Council announced its decision to recommend António Guterres to be the next UN Secretary-General on 5 October, a 1 for 7 Billion delegation met the new President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson.
António Guterres has been announced as the “clear favourite” for Secretary-General by the UN Security Council, according to Council President Vitaly Churkin. It is expected that a resolution to recommend Mr Guterres for the post will be agreed on by acclamation in the Security Council tomorrow at 10am EST.
The UN Security Council held its fifth round of straw polls on 26 September to determine which candidate it will put forward to replace Ban Ki-moon as the next Secretary-General.
The UN Security Council held its fourth round of straw polls on 9 September to determine which candidate it will put forward to replace Ban Ki-moon as the next Secretary-General.
This latest round saw the former Prime Minister of Portugal and former head of the UN Refugee Agency, Antόnio Guterres, maintain his lead for the fourth time running.
On 21 July, the Security Council held its first meeting to discuss its recommendation for the next UN Secretary-General. In this first round of straw polls, António Guterres and Danilo Türk emerged as the early front-runners.