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Following Biden Win, UN Chief Seeks to Stay on for Second Term

  • Antonio Guterres began serving in January 2017 for 5-year term
  • The former Portugal prime minister champions climate action
Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the five permanent members of the Security Council on Sunday that he would like to stay on for a second term, according to two diplomats familiar with the matter.

Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister, is likely to officially inform the president of the UN General Assembly soon, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the decision wasn’t yet made public.