Incoming United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres takes over the top position at the world’s top diplomatic body Sunday. Ban Ki-moon’s term ended at midnight Saturday.
Guterres, former prime minister of Portugal and former High Commissioner for Refugees, has told the United Nations in a speech that the question of how to help millions of people caught up in conflict and war weighs heavily on his heart.
He noted that civilians are faced with deadly force, killed and injured, forced from their homes, and thrown into poverty. He lamented that even hospitals and aid convoys are not safe from violence.
SOURCE: VOA News Online