António Guterres Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography & More
Bio Real NameAntónio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres NicknameNot Known ProfessionPortuguese Politician PartySocialist Party of Portugal
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Guterres was born and brought up in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
In 1965, he completed his secondary education and won the “Prémio Nacional dos Liceus” for the best student of the country.
In 1971, he achieved his Graduation degree in Electrical Engineering.
In 1972, Guterres married Luísa Amélia Guimarães e Melo. However, in 1998, his wife died of Cancer. Later he married Catarina de Almeida Vaz Pinto in 2001.
Guterres is pretty familiar with India because his first wife was born in Goa. Due to this, he visited south Asia many times.
He won the General Election of Portugal in 1995 and defeated Fernando Nogueira.
After quitting the post of the Prime Minister of Portugal in 2001, he was elected to High Commissioner for Refugees by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.
During his tenure as High Commissioner for Refugees in World’s largest humanitarian Organisation, Over 60 million refugees and displaced people were provided assistance.
During his second mandate, he worked chiefly to secure international aid for the refugees of the Syrian civil war.
On 31 December 2015, He left office, having served the second-longest term as High Commissioner in the organization’s history, after Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan.
Guterres submitted his nomination as Portugal’s candidate for the 2016 UN Secretary-General selection on 29 February 2016.
He will assume the office of UN Secretary-General from 1 January 2017 and will be the ninth Secretary-General to hold the office.
Other than Portuguese, he can speak English, French, and Spanish as well.