The question of the re-appointment of the UN Secretary-General will be decided by the General Assembly.
The UN Security Council has approved the appointment of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term.
“The Security Council, having considered the issue of a recommendation for the appointment of the UN Secretary-General, recommends that the General Assembly appoint Antonio Guterres as UN Secretary-General for a second term from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2026,” read a communique from the President of the council, Ambassador Sven Jurgenson of Estonia.
The Board made the recommendation during a short private meeting.
Guterres’ candidacy will now be submitted to the 193-member General Assembly and is expected to be approved by a consensus vote on June 18.