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António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General: a strong reformist agenda in difficult times

Written by Ionel Zamfir,

The election

António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres became the new Secretary-General (SG) of the United Nations on 1 January 2017, following an election process that was unprecedentedly transparent, including public debates with the ten candidates. 1,172 more words

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Antonio Guterres Supports Astana Peace Talks

The Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov in New York held a meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who supported the Syrian peace talks in Astana. 98 more words

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Is UN secretary-general the most difficult job in the world?

Fahad Nazer | Published — Monday 20 February 2017

Some American historians have long maintained that being US president is the most demanding position in the world. 469 more words

The Muslim Times

Somaliland Requests That The UN Recognizes Somaliland's Territorial Waters

Hargeisa, Somaliland, February 13, 2017 – In a letter to the UN Secretary-General signed by President Sillanyo on Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Government of Somaliland asserts its sovereign rights under international law and announces a new 24-nautical mile Contiguous Zone in addition to the 12-mile Territorial Sea and a 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). 259 more words

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African Union blasts Trump rule barring African muslim immigrants

Outgoing Commissioner Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of the African Union

   Jan. 30, 2017 (GIN) – An outraged African Union recalled the kidnapping of Black Africans as it considered the controversial new US anti-immigrant rules. 385 more words

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Will António Guterres be the UN's best ever secretary general?

Cultured and consensual, the Portuguese politician has had the perfect preparation for the United Nations’ top job 421 more words

The Muslim Times