New UN secretary general sworn in

António Guterres was sworn in as the new United Nations secretary general on Monday, paving the way for him to succeed Ban Ki-moon as head of the world’s foremost international body.

Guterres, the 67-year-old former Portuguese prime minister who most recently served as head of the U.N.’s refugee agency, will formally take office for a five-year term on Jan. 1. He’ll be the ninth U.N. head. He was tapped for the post following a unanimous decision of the U.N. Security Council.


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