Welcome to new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

GA Meeting

The new UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, was sworn in on 12 December 2016, and will take office from 1 January 2017. He has stated that “The lack of peace is the most dramatic problem we are facing in today’s world”, and during the taking of his oath he swore to work for “peace, development and a reformed United Nations.”

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) congratulate Mr Guterres, and would also like to add our thanks to the outgoing UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, who was paid a tribute by the General Assembly for his “never-tiring service to humanity” over the past decade.