The 193-member UN General Assembly has approved the appointment of former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as the organisation’s new secretary general. The next mandate runs from January 1, 2017, for a period of five years, Euronews reports.
The UN Security Council recently unanimously nominated Guterres to replace Ban Ki-moon. The 72-year-old from South Korea will step down at the end of 2016 after two terms in office.
Antonio Guterres was born in Lisbon, 30 April, 1949. He is socialist. Work experience: 20 years pre-UN in government and public service; founded the Portuguese Refugee Council in 1991; Portuguese prime minister 1995-2002; 2005-2015 UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Pavlodar musicians made a gift to the Day of the capital and Independence Day
The country’s oldest jazz orchestra performed 20 best Kazakh and foreign compositions as a present to the people.
Domestic researchers found a musical composition
The kui was dedicated to holy places in the Suzak district of the South Kazakhstan region.
Latvia and Ukraine congratulate Kazakhstan on Independence Day
Kazakhstan is receiving congratulations on the Independence Day.
Since the beginning of the year, Kazakhstan’s economic growth made up nearly 4%
Positive dynamics is observed in all industries.
European parliament approved Kazakhstan and the EU agreement
511 members of parliament out of 654 voted for the agreement which was signed in Astana on December 21, 2015.
26 years of Independence of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is celebrating its Independence Day. The republic declared itself a sovereign, independent state on December 16, 1991.