The UN Security Council will meet on June 8 to present a recommendation for the next secretary-general and will almost certainly approve the current UN chief, Antonio Guterres, who is the only candidate.
UN Security Council will make a recommendation on the next Secretary-General on June 8
STEPANAKERT, JUNE 4, ARTSAKHPRESS: The recommendation of the 15-member council will be sent to the president of the 193-member General Assembly, which must approve a resolution electing the secretary-general, news.am informs, citing AP.
Traditionally, candidates for the highest office in the UN have been nominated by a UN member state, but this is not a requirement in the UN Charter or in a resolution adopted by the General Assembly in 2015, which previously made the largely secret selection of a secretary more open and transparent.
Guterres, the former Portuguese Prime Minister and UN head of refugee affairs, was elected by the assembly in October 2016.