António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres

António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres (born 30 April 1949) is a former Prime Minister of Portugal (from 1995 to 2002) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (from June 2005 to December 2015), and the next United Nations Secretary General (elected in October 2016).


  • When climate change is running faster than we are, everything must be done to defeat climate change.
    • Said in a visit to Nigeria in 2019. Recorded in an Instagram post on UN Environment
  • There are ways to what is our major battle in the world. To defeat climate change - to save the planet.
    • Said in a visit to Nigeria. Recorded in an Instagram post on UN Environment

Quotes about GuterresEdit

  • Throughout his career, Mr. Guterres has proven himself to be an advocate for human rights and a champion for the most vulnerable. As UN High Commissioner for Refugees, he provided help and hope to millions of men, women and children who have been forced to flee from their homes. And he is a consensus-builder who can bring people together to advance common interests and address common challenges. I was heartened that Mr. Guterres indicated that gender equality will be a top priority when filling senior positions.

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