Antonio Guterres sworn in as new UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has been sworn in as Secretary-General of the United Nations during a formal ceremony today in New York.

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The former UN refugee chief was elected by acclamation in the General Assembly in October and takes over from Ban Ki-moon on January 1.

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Guterres pledged to “exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience” his duties as UN chief. He also vowed to carry out reforms to improve the world body.

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