António Guterres takes oath as UN Secretary-General

Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 - 00:45

António Guterres, the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, has taken the oath of office for his five-year term.

Guterres said: “The U.N. must be ready to change. Our most serious shortcoming — and here I refer to the entire international community — is our inability to prevent crises. The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient and effective. It must focus more on delivery and less on process; more on people and less on bureaucracy”.