UN Secretary-General designate Antonio Guterres’ profile

Here is a closer look at who the UN Secretary-General designate is. 67-year-old Antonio Guterres served as Portugal’s Prime Minister from 1995 to 2002.

He was also the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015. During his tenure, he organised the transfer of humanitarian aid to more than 40 million refugees in over a-hundred countries.

With the rising challenges associated with the global refugees crisis, his UNHCR experience will prove invaluable.