Russian UN Ambassador presents to UNGA President resolution of recommendation for next UN chief

Vitaly Churkin, as Security Council’s president for October, on Thursday presented the resolution to President of General Assembly Peter Thomson to recommend Guterres to the General Assembly be appointed as UN secretary-general for a term of office from Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2021.

The council earlier Thursday backed Antonio Guterres of Portugal to be next UN chief by unanimously adopting the resolution.

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