Portugal’s former PM appointed the next UNSG

Q.  Portugal’s former PM Antonio Guterres was appointed as the next UNSG. How many member states constitute the UNGA?
- Published on 17 Oct 16

a. 192
b. 193
c. 194
d. 195

ANSWER: 193
 
Portugal’s former PM appointed the next UNSGAntonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres has been appointed as the next Secretary General of the United Nations by the INGA on 13th Oct 2016.
  • The 193 member states of the UNGA adopted a resolution by acclamation appointing Guterres as the 9th UNSG
  • He succeeds Ban Ki-moon and will assume his new role on January 1, 2017 for a 5 year term that can be renewed by member states for an additional 5 years
  • Guterres is a politician from Portugal
  • He served as that nation’s PM from 1995 to 2002
  • He was also the President of the Socialist International for some time
  • He served as UN High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015
  • The UNSG heads the UN secretariat
  • He is also the de facto spokesperson and leader of the UN
  • The role is laid out by Chapter XV (Articles 97–101) of the United Nations Charter
  • Secretary General was conceived by US President Franklin D Roosevelt as the world moderator
  • Article 97 of Chapter XV of the UN Charter states that the secretary general shall be Chief Administrative Officer of the organisation

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