The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has “warmly” welcomed the UN Security Council’s recommendation of former UNHCR Commissioner, unhealthy http://cs4all.nyc/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/ossdl-cdn.php António Guterres as Secretary General.
The former Portuguese prime minister was unanimously nominated by the UN Security Council on Thursday. The UN General Assembly is expected to meet next week to approve his five-year appointment.
“We know that he will lead the United Nations with the vision, political skills and deep sense of humanity needed to make an unprecedented push for world peace.”
Faced with a surge in the number of people displaced by conflict and persecution, António Guterres skillfully managed UNHCR’s responses, introducing important reforms to make these more effective.
“But António Guterres was – above all – a tireless advocate for refugees, the internally displaced and the stateless, defending their rights in the field and at the highest political levels. He placed a strong emphasis on finding innovative solutions to help them find safety and a dignified life, as well as on pushing for an end to the conflicts driving so many people from their homes,” Grandi said.
“We at UNHCR are especially happy that the world’s most senior peacemaker will be somebody who knows so well the terrible human consequences of war”.