The United Nation Security Council on Tuesday endorsed Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term.
Estonia’s U.N. Ambassador Sven Jurgenson, who is serving as Security Council president for the month of June, announced the endorsement after a private meeting of the council.
The endorsement greenlights the U.N. General Assembly to appoint Guterres for a second five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2022.
The 72-year-old secured his first mandate in 2016, going through a reformed selection process that included a public informal dialogue session in the General Assembly, involving civil society representatives.
Guterres’ spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric announced in January the U.N. chief’s plans to seek a second term, “if that would be the will of the Member States.”