U.S. pleased with reappointment of UN Secretary-General António Guterres

The United States is pleased with the reappointment of the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the U.S. Ambassador to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Friday.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield (left), new Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, pays a courtesy call to Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten 25 February 2021 New York, United States of America 
Linda Thomas-Greenfield (left), new Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, pays a courtesy call to Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten 25 February 2021 New York, United States of America

“On behalf of the United States, I am pleased to congratulate António Guterres on his reappointment as UN Secretary-General. The UN Security Council’s decision to recommend, and the UN General Assembly’s decision to make this appointment, is a testament to the Secretary-General’s leadership in addressing the world’s growing challenges,” Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield said in a statement.

According to her, the United Nations is confronted with historic challenges, including a global pandemic, the effects of the climate crisis, mass hunger and migration, human rights abuses, and humanitarian crises.

“Secretary-General Guterres has demonstrated a commitment to advancing our collective action to address these challenges, as well as the mission of the United Nations,” she said.  “The United States recognizes the many challenges the Secretary-General will face in the coming years, and we hope that through his continued leadership, the next five years will see more peace, more security, and more prosperity than the last. To achieve these shared goals, it will require hard work, political will, and accountability from all UN Member States. It will also require all UN Member States to have an impassioned commitment to and a respect for the human rights of every individual, everywhere in the world – particularly the most vulnerable. This is the charge of the United Nations.”

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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