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António Guterres: Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is a Portuguese politician and diplomat serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. A member of the Portuguese Socialist Party, he served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002.

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Antonio Guterres: UN chief laments lack of global solidarity in COVID-19 fight [Video]

Antonio Guterres: UN chief laments lack of global solidarity in COVID-19 fight

Antonio Guterres: UN chief laments lack of global solidarity in COVID-19 fight

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:38Published
Nelson Mandela day: Interview with UN secretary-general [Video]

Nelson Mandela day: Interview with UN secretary-general

Guterres delivered the 18th annual lecture marking the birthday of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:54Published
UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at 'unprecedented levels' [Video]

UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at 'unprecedented levels'

Guterres told UNSC Libya's 'conflict has entered a new phase with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published
UN slammed for taking Saudi coalition off child rights blacklist [Video]

UN slammed for taking Saudi coalition off child rights blacklist

HRW denounced Guterres for ignoring the UN's own evidence of continued grave violations against children in Yemen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

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UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya conflict at 'unprecedented levels'

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Saudi-led coalition cut from U.N. blacklist of warring parties killing children

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