Who is UN Secretary General?

The UN Secretary General is the international organisation’s chief administrative officer who performs functions directed by the Security Council, General Assembly, Economic and Social Council and other United Nations organs. The functions include attending secessions of UN bodies, consult with world leaders and other such activities.

The Secretary General is appointed by the UNGA on the recommendation of the UNSC. The selection is subject to veto by any of the five permanent members of the UNSC – China, France, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom. António Guterres was recently appointed to this position for the second term.


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