New UN chief: 2017 ′a year for peace′

Antonio Guterres has taken charge of the United Nations with a New Year’s appeal to put peace first. The former UN refugee chief has vowed to make necessary changes to restore faith in the organization.

New United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked the world “to put peace first,” in New Year’s comments on Sunday, marking his first official statement as head of the organization. The former Portuguese prime minister has taken over after 10 years of leadership from his predecessor Ban Ki-moon.
“How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?” Guterres asked.


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