Portugal’s ex-prime minister Guterres poised to become next UN secretary-general

Portugal’s ex-prime minister Guterres poised to become next UN secretary-general

The Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday that Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres should be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin made the announcement to reporters surrounded by the 14 other council ambassadors after they held a sixth informal poll of the 10 candidates behind closed doors. Churkin announced […]

Boko Haram region poised for world’s worst crisis, says UN

Boko Haram region poised for world’s worst crisis, says UN

Without more donor support the emergency situation caused by Boko Haram will become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, a top UN official said Friday, as a massive appeal remained just a quarter funded. United Nations assistant secretary general Toby Lanzer said the suffering in northeast Nigeria and surrounding areas was the worst he had ever […]