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António Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General

Since becoming the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2017, António Guterres has embarked on a dedicated mandate to address issues relating to world peace and security. Guterres has spearheaded a number of global initiatives ranging from: nuclear disarmament; countering hate speech and violence; modernizing UN peacekeeping practices; highlighting the plight of the older generation during the COVID-19 pandemic and the related Global Cease Fire Appeal and Initiative, also inspired by the international health crisis. The last initiative saw 170 members and observer states commit to the appeal, thereby demonstrating the key impact Guterres has been able to make to human fraternity during his time as head of the UN.