António Guterres

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BornAntónio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
Lisbon, Portugal
Alma materSuperior Technical Institute
ReligionRoman Catholicism
ChildrenPedro Mariana
SpouseLuísa Guimarães e Melo
Member ofClub de Madrid
PartySocialist Party
Bilderberger US Secretary general

Employment.png Secretary-General of the United Nations

In office
1 January 2017 - Present
Preceded byBan Ki-moon

Employment.png United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

In office
15 June 2005 - 31 December 2015

Employment.png Prime Minister of Portugal

In office
28 October 1995 - 6 April 2002
Succeeded byJosé Manuel Barroso

Employment.png Socialist International/President

In office
November 1999 - June 2005
DeputyDeniz Baykal

Employment.png Secretary-General of the Socialist Party

In office
23 February 1992 - 20 January 2002
Preceded byJorge Sampaio
Succeeded byEduardo Ferro Rodrigues

António Guterres (born 30 April 1949) is a Portuguese politician and diplomat who is the Secretary General of the United Nations.


Guterres was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, as leader of the Socialist Party. He also served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005.[1]

He was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015.

In October 2016 the United Nations General Assembly elected António Guterres by acclamation to become the next UN Secretary-General, succeeding the retiring Ban Ki-moon.[2]


On 6 October 2017, António Guterres tweeted:

"Congratulations to ICAN on their Nobel Peace Prize. Now more than ever we need a world without nuclear weapons.[3]


An appointment by António Guterres

Louise ArbourUN Special Representative for International Migration9 March 2017


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/199010 May 199013 May 1990New York
Glen Cove
38th Bilderberg meeting, 119 guests
Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests