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Guterres in London, November 2016.
|Secretary-General of the United Nations
1 January 2017
|10th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees|
15 June 2005 – 31 December 2015
|Preceded by||Ruud Lubbers|
|Succeeded by||Filippo Grandi|
|114th Prime Minister of Portugal|
28 October 1995 – 6 April 2002
|Preceded by||Aníbal Cavaco Silva|
|Succeeded by||José Manuel Barroso|
|President of Socialist International|
November 1999 – June 2005
|Preceded by||Pierre Mauroy|
|Succeeded by||George Papandreou|
|Secretary-General of the Socialist Party|
23 February 1992 – 21 January 2002
|President||António de Almeida Santos|
|Preceded by||Jorge Sampaio|
|Succeeded by||Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues|
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
30 April 1949
|Spouse(s)||Luísa Guimarães e Melo
(m. 1972–1998; died)
Catarina Vaz Pinto
|Alma mater||Instituto Superior Técnico|
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, GCL GCC (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɔnju ɡuˈtɛʁɨʃ]; born 30 April 1949) is a Portuguese politician and diplomat who is the Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations. Guterres was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, as leader of the Socialist Party. He also served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005.
He was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015, and in October 2016 the United Nations General Assembly elected him by acclamation to become the next United Nations secretary-general, succeeding the retiring Ban Ki-moon.
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