Censor.NET reports referring to UNIAN quoting head of Ukraine's Permanent Mission to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko.
"As a result of today's vote, the UN Security Council will recommend Antonio Guterres (Portugal) as the next UN secretary-general. Guterres won 13 votes, while no permanent member used its veto. Tomorrow, the Security Council will have to formally approve the candidate before the General Assembly votes on him," the diplomat said.
Guterres, 67, would replace Ban Ki-moon, 72, of South Korea, who will step down at the end of 2016 after serving two terms. Guterres was prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002. In 2005, he assumed the post of United Nations high commissioner for refugees.
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Yelchenko to Churkin: "This is the picture of a 26-years old officer Andriy Kyzylo killed on 29 January near Avdiivka. Look in his eyes, Mr. Ambassador. It is your weapons and your compatriots who killed him". PHOTOS(0)