NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council and the president of the General Assembly on Monday that he seeks a second five-year term at the helm of the world body. His first term finishes at the end of this year.

In a letter to the Security Council and General Asse­m­bly, Guterres said: “It would be my honor to continue to serve the Organis­at­i­on in pursuing its purposes and fulfilling its noble objectives.

Guterres informally said on Friday he planned to seek a second term during a lunch with the permanent, veto-wielding Secu­rity Council members.

Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2021

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