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October 6, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

The U.N. Security Council has formally endorsed Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres as the next U.N. Secretary-General. Following a decisive round of voting Wednesday in the council, the veteran […]

Race for next UN chief enters decisive phase

October 5, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

The race for the next U.N. Secretary-General enters a decisive phase on Wednesday, as the U.N. Security Council moves to the next level of voting. The ...

Portugal’s Guterres front-runner in race for next UN chief

September 9, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

The lengthy process to select a new U.N. chief took another step forward Friday, as former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres reconfirmed his ...

Portugal’s Guterres leads race for next UN chief

August 5, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres is holding on to his lead in the race to become the United Nations’ next secretary-general. ...

  • Two early front-runners emerge in race for UN chief
    July 22, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    Two clear front-runners have emerged from the pack of 12 candidates for the next U.N. Secretary General, according to diplomats with knowledge of the secret proceedings. Former Portuguese Prime Minister […]

  • Race for new UN chief heats up
    July 21, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    There are two daughters of former presidents and one of a farmer; a history buff, a former president, an honorary citizen of Timbuktu and an assortment of foreign ministers, all […]

  • Forecast bright for Greek tourism, despite refugee crisis
    May 16, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    Despite the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis, Greece expects to welcome a record 27 million tourists this year. “I think it’s an achievement given the fact that we have capital […]

  • UN: Step up efforts to protect migrants, refugees
    May 10, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    A new U.N. report expresses concern about rising xenophobia and discrimination against migrants and refugees. “Xenophobic and racist responses to refugees and migrants seem to be reaching new levels of […]

  • UN Security Council urges action against IS
    November 21, 2015, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    One week after the deadly Paris attacks, the U.N. Security Council called Friday on nations to “redouble and coordinate their efforts” targeting so-called Islamic State fighters in territory they control […]

  • Hungarian minister: World quotas needed for refugees
    September 30, 2015, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    Hungary’s Foreign Minister said Tuesday that his government will propose “world quotas” for nations to share the burden of taking in migrants and refugees, as Europe struggles to cope with […]