Guterres, who is 71, has repeatedly refused to say publicly whether he will run again. Specifically important, he added, “was the critical matter of giving the secretary-general the right to designate the head of this hybrid arrangement.”. But issues of a pushback or stalling of the secretary-general’s efforts were becoming apparent. Guterres is a politician by vocation. Speaking via video message to the East Asia Summit 2020, Guterres called on all countries to reject coal and join together in seeking other alternatives. Britain, co-hosting the summit, made one of the clearest new commitments, announcing late on Friday it would stop direct government support for overseas fossil fuel projects. It is important for the secretary-general to maintain the house in order and to try not to politicize the UN. António tem 12 vagas no perfil. NEW YORK: United States President-elect Joe Biden spoke with United Nations Secretary-General Thus, he has publicly identified himself with the Paris climate accord, the Sustainable Development Goals and a recent push to obtain cease-fires in conflicts around the planet during the Covid crisis. Follow our special coverage of Coronavirus pandemic in India and get news updates from around the world. View Antonia Guterres’ profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Ever since the day in 1946 when the first secretary-general of the United Nations, Trygve Lie of Norway, took office, big powers have meddled in how the job is done. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Antonio’s connections and jobs at similar companies. The Commission began its work in September of 2007 — a decade before Guterres took office — with the full support of the government of Guatemala and enthusiastic assistance of a group of international donors. Any money saved through reform would please Trump. Decades later, in 1996, the Clinton administration, running scared of a strengthened radical right-wing Congress, denied Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian, a second term. “He has eschewed controversial issues, notably in the field of human rights. Guterres in the UN Security Council with other diplomats, participating in an informal kick-off of the World Cup, June 2018, when Russia was coincidentally the rotating Council presidency that month and host of the soccer tournament. The question now being raised by UN-watchers is whether the low-key Guterres, soon free of the malignant Trump presidency, will get a second chance, in another term, to pursue his agenda with more public vigor under an internationalist Joe Biden team. His Mandela Lecture could compare to Annan’s Two Concepts of Sovereinty in that both were philosophical and highly practical diagnoses, but Annan’s was more successful in effecting change in large part because the historical moment was more favourable to innovation in global governance. A rather protracted period of tensions developed between Guatemala and the UN, the former accusing the organization of intervening in the country’s domestic affairs. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Antonia’s connections and jobs at similar companies. It was conceived as a Guatemalan institution and sanctioned by the Guatemalan Congress, with the cooperation of the UN. “What are Guterres’s political successes during his first term? He leaves them to his special UN emissaries. She has also contributed to the Oxford Handbook on the United Nations. Admittedly, the Covid pandemic crimped his abilities to put on a celebratory event. "Can anybody still deny that we are facing a dramatic emergency?" You may … He responded quickly, the authors of the report card said. He wrote: “UN Secretary-General Guterres has been a competent manager of the United Nations. It is a matter of degree, after all. Nevertheless, the dozens of leaders who spoke mostly offered tweaks to existing commitments or promises of bolder moves before crucial talks in Glasgow in late 2021, rather than breakthrough new policies to hasten the end of fossil fuels. Therefore, this is a natural corollary. Still, he is fundamentally a technician. The International Center for Research on Women’s annual “Report Card” on Guterres: In 2016, when finding a successor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon topped the UN’s agenda, women became active in several outside campaigns to field a choice of mostly well-qualified candidates to break the chain of male dominance and install a woman as the UN’s ninth secretary-general. Pledges to back Paris from countries such as India, Germany and France were welcomed less in terms of substance and more for keeping alive hopes of faster action to meet the monumental challenge of halving global emissions by 2030 in line with the Paris deal. He does not have to have big successes, either. He wrote: “There are a few basic things that the UN secretary-general must do if he (in this case) wants to be re-elected for the second term. Support Independent Journalism - Find out how →. There are 20+ professionals named "Antonio Guterres", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. The most challenging was Trump. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidency -- and the American people for a "vibrant exercise of … Previously, Crossette was the UN bureau chief for The New York Times from 1994 to 2001 and previously its chief correspondent in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister who has made climate change his signature issue, said via video. Taiga Antonio has 6 jobs listed on their profile. A fourth one is being compiled to be released early next year, Spogmay Ahmed, the center’s global policy advocate, said in an interview with PassBlue. Major emitters such as Australia and Brazil did not make ambitious enough pledges to qualify to speak, diplomats said. In the final analysis, he is who he is.”. But with time it became a victim of its success, he added, and garnered powerful detractors, including the organized crime cartels, numerous politicians and, ultimately, private sector organizations that were upset when some of their prominent members were charged with participating in corruption schemes. Veja o perfil de António Brito GuterresAntónio Brito Guterres no LinkedIn, a maior comunidade profissional do mundo. Basically, he has kept his head down. “He took a principled stance and appeared on the right side of history,” Rosenthal emphasized. But when an 18-month investigation, led by Paul Volcker, a former US central bank chairman, revealed the guilty parties in what was known as the “oil for food” scandal, among them were dozens of companies beyond the reach of the UN, along with the Australian Wheat Board, a leading French diplomat and the head of India’s foreign ministry. The World in 2021 Antonio Guterres wants to avoid a Great Fracture. The government of Jimmy Morales, who had been elected president in 2016, announced toward the end of 2017 that it intended to unilaterally terminate the Commission. "The trillions of dollars needed for COVID recovery is money that we are borrowing from future generations.". will get a second chance, in another term, “The United Nations’ Top Job: A Close Look at the Work of Eight Secretaries General,”. But from the Latin American perspective, one incident tested his diplomatic skills: a highly unusual confrontation provoked by the government of Guatemala in 2018 surrounding the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala. View António Guterres’ profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. With the impacts of climate change increasingly stark since the Paris deal was struck - ranging from wildfires in Australia and California to collapsing ice sheets - popular pressure has grown on leaders to listen to warnings from scientists. Recently, PassBlue asked four experienced UN observers, from the US, Guatemala and Japan, to assess Guterres’s first four years of his five-year term. He also noted that "acute hunger could almost double," affecting more than 250 million people. “The Commission turned out to be a very creative institutional arrangement between a member state and the United Nations,” Rosenthal said. It does not matter in real life whether the UN has become more effective or not. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, by contrast, drew praise for saying the country "will not have any more power based on coal". It will be a difficult year to cover, since the unexpected Covid-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic and social strains that affect women’s lives have introduced topics now engulfing the UN, such as the horrific rise in domestic violence against women and sex trafficking of girls. In recent years, he has taken on special assignments for the UN, including a critical 2019 report on the UN in Myanmar from 2010 to 2018. Guterres made his call at a summit aimed at building momentum behind the Paris deal, buoyed in recent months by renewed commitment from China and the prospect of US President-elect Joe Biden bringing the United States back into the pact. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden spoke with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, Biden's transition team said, discussing the need for a … Nor has he really used his position as a moral arbiter or sounding board. Women’s rights, Guterres said, have been repressed globally by “stupid” patriarchies. First and foremost, he must not make an enemy out of the permanent members of the Security Council during his first term. Finally, it is important for the secretary-general to have no challenger to his post at the end of his first term. Linkedin. “Just looking at the chances of Guterres getting re-elected from these standpoints, he has not made any enemy among the permanent members. Sign up to get the smartest news on the UN by email, joining readers across the globe., We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously, Support Independent Journalism - Support PassBlue - Find out how →. But during this whole period, Guterres held firm. The US had pressured him to open a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in the UN to ferret out imagined American “Communists sympathizers” in the organization, and Lie complied. Guterres was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, the son of Virgílio Dias Guterres (1913–2009) and Ilda Cândida de Oliveira (born 1923). Guterres instituted a major organizational reform, particularly bringing the UN’s resident coordinator system in missions under his office. Any challenger to him? In office, he turned out to be more assertive. “Guterres’s attention to policy matters defaults to the safest outcomes. by Simon Kent, Breitbart: The world must stop building new coal power plants and instead embrace green alternatives in a post-coronavirus reset world, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday. After all, they determine whether he can get a second term or not and also contribute heavily to the UN’s annual budget. They have trampled on agreements and issues important to Guterres, such as climate change, universal human rights and equitable global public health services. “It was quite successful in cases of human rights violations, proving to a skeptical population that impunity can be addressed,” Rosenthal said. He has generally articulated progressive views as the secretary-general. Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com. Joe Biden and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres AP/PTI PTI 2020-12-01T09:15:55+05:30 Joe Biden, UN Chief Discuss Strengthening Partnership On Urgent Global Issues “A secretary-general must appear to be reforming the UN to appeal to the member states by trying to make it as efficient as possible. They welcomed in particular his commitments to “publishing online more information about his efforts to advance gender equality [and] ensuring in his speeches to speak about women as active agents of change, not simply victims of discrimination and violence.”. That such visions haven’t achieved a great deal or traction seems to me to be due more to systemic problems in global governance than to Guterres. But the winner, António Guterres of Portugal, had been the UN’s high commissioner for refugees for a decade and a former politician. Lucia Mouat, in her book, “The United Nations’ Top Job: A Close Look at the Work of Eight Secretaries General,” suggests that surprises are possible. António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Learn how your comment data is processed. Brian Urquhart, a legendary UN figure over decades, noted in an interview with Mouat, “You could go to Rio, New Delhi or Cape Town and the taxi driver would have heard of him and have an astonishingly clear idea of what he was trying to do.” Hammarskjold was killed in 1961 in a still-unsolved plane crash while on a risky diplomatic mission in Africa. "That is why today, I call on all leaders worldwide to declare a State of Climate Emergency in their countries until carbon neutrality is reached.". “In retrospect, Hammarskjold is considered the most effective, innovative and admired of all secretaries-general,” Mouat, a former UN correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, wrote. But China showed no signs of bowing to calls from Guterres and campaigners to wind down finance for new coal-fired power plants, a major source of emissions. Both affected the work of the organization adversely in multiple ways. View Antonio Guterres’ profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. "It is the melting of permafrost; forest fires that hit closer to the home of the climate crisis deniers; droughts that ransack living beings of their resources; floods that reminded many of us that we have no escape," Selina Neirok Leem, a campaigner from the Marshall Islands, told the summit. Share on linkedin. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The next challengers will make their noises when an end to Guterres’s second term is in sight. Also, he has expanded female representation among the 180 senior leaders in the UN Secretariat. “Now we are entering Guterres’s last year in his first five-year mandate. THANK YOU. The leader of the UN says co-operation is more crucial now than ever. ................................ Advertisement ................................ 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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on every country to declare a "climate emergency" on Saturday, as world leaders marking the fifth … International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala. View the profiles of professionals named "Antonio Guterres" on LinkedIn. Europe News: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion more, including $15 billion in the next three months, for the World Health Or It made sense logically, but its real impact is yet to be tested. There have been no ‘Guterres Plans’ that resolved major crises. Most often, the United States has been the most intrusive. He is particularly careful to avoid stepping on the toes of the five veto nations on the Security Council — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. No. Barbara Crossette is the senior consulting editor and writer for PassBlue and the United Nations correspondent for The Nation. Kofi Annan was harassed during the George W. 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Chinese President Xi Jinping, who surprised many in September when he announced the world's biggest producer of climate-warming emissions would become carbon neutral by 2060, unveiled targets to speed the expansion of wind and solar power. In being so low-key, he may have missed unique opportunities to promote the UN and himself. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on every country to declare a "climate emergency" on Saturday, as world leaders marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate accord made mostly incremental pledges relative to the scale of the crisis. Women were on the move and on the rise. He had antagonized the US and Israel on Middle East policies and other issues. In the report cards for the second and third years, Guterres got a B-minus each time. He seemed to sense the changing mood around the UN, and even more widely in global civil society. Linkedin. He failed to take advantage of the UN’s 75th anniversary to project its image around the world — and draw attention to his own leadership. He is a former political affairs officer and deputy spokesman for the UN who also worked in the UN mission in East Timor. UN chief Antonio Guterres called on governments Saturday to declare a "state of climate emergency" and make good on promises to slash carbon pollution as they recover from the pandemic. Still, appearance of such an effort is politically very important to Guterres. Dag Hammarskjold, who took over the job after Lie’s resignation, was a contemplative, intellectual Swede who seemed a safe choice endorsed by the big powers. "We call on companies and governments around the world to do all we can to make 2021 the year we turn the corner for good," Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told the summit. Japan and South Korea, which both pledged in October to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, likewise made no commitments on coal finance - though they did pledge to submit more ambitious emissions targets under the Paris accord. None of these positions are controversial for a secretary-general. In Guterres’s first year in office, 2017, he was awarded a C+ based on six measures. Antonio Guterres videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on Antonio Guterres . “Guterres has had a bad hand to play. UN PHOTO Gert Rosenthal is a former foreign minister of Guatemala and Guatemalan ambassador to the UN. Critics demanded Annan’s resignation. On April 5, 2020, Guterres released a video message worldwide, in which he said, while reminding listeners that he was calling for global cease-fires during the pandemic, “Violence is not confined to the battlefield.”, YOUR DONATIONS MAKE WELL-RESEARCHED AND REPORTED ARTICLES LIKE THIS POSSIBLE. Everybody assumes that he will serve two terms, as has been the case with his two predecessors. He does not deliver eloquent speeches; he has not linked himself with any grand plans or visionary global policies. "And at the same time, we can create hundreds of thousands of jobs, millions of jobs, across the planet as we collectively recover from coronavirus," Johnson said. Re: Yasuhiro Ueki (and Stephen Schelsinger to an extent) on the perceived lack of ‘Guterres Plans’. Antonio has 1 job listed on their profile. Guterres said economic recovery packages launched in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic should represent an opportunity to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future - but said G20 countries had so far spent 50% more of their stimulus on sectors linked to fossil fuels than on low-carbon energy. The International Center for Research on Women’s, International Center for Women's Research, A Covid-19 Vaccine for UN Folks? "This is unacceptable," Guterres said. Yasuhiro Ueki is a professor in the department of global studies at Sophia University in Tokyo. Share on email. I think Guterres deserves a little more credit for his visionary responses to the pandemic: calling for a global ceasefire; pressuring the G20 to make enormous stimulus commitments; and identifying inequality, through his Mandela Lecture, as the “pandemic” underlying so many of our contemporary ills, from precarity to the poor levels of trust in institutions. Nevertheless, in Rosenthal’s view, in the substantive arena, the secretary-general’s legacy, while not delivering major achievements, is also devoid of major failings. He met with Trump and impressed on him that he a was a reformer. Crossette won the George Polk award for her coverage in India of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 and the 2010 Shorenstein Prize for her writing on Asia. Email. Guterres did not contradict the US or other permanent members on most policy issues. Antonio has 2 jobs listed on their profile. Campaigners hailed the move for putting pressure on other G7 economies to restrict support for oil and gas companies, reeling from the impact of COVID-19. “During António Guterres’s term, the countries that have figured most on the SG’s agenda are Colombia and, to a lesser degree, Haiti,” Rosenthal wrote. The big powers, who traditionally make the choice in back rooms, selected a man. The candidates — seven women and six men — went through a nearly yearlong vetting process, peppered with public appearances to make their cases. “Guterres and his team have continued to make some progress, but much as we see enormous backlash against women’s rights defenders around the world, so too is his leadership in this area being hobbled by bureaucratic inertia, funding shortfalls and overt opposition internally,” Lyric Thompson, senior director of policy and advocacy at the ICRW, wrote in the third report card. But appearance is important for the secretary-general. PLEASE GIVE TO OUR FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN AND DOUBLE YOUR GIFT BY DEC. 31. António Guterres, a Socialist former prime minister of Portugal, has been spared such public assaults and accusations. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Secretary-General Guterres resisted, indicating that the agreement that created the Commission did not contemplate unilateral decisions of that sort. However, he has not been by any measure an inspirational figure in the grand tradition of former Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold or Kofi Annan. In recent years, he has taken on special … UN chief Antonio Guterres has taken aim at rich countries for failing to help the developing world through the coronavirus crisis. President Morales even took the floor of the general debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly to deliver a blistering attack against the UN and a personal attack against the secretary-general. Guterres asked that debt suspension be extended until the end of 2021, and that the measure be expanded to include vulnerable middle-income countries. WhatsApp. Guterres has maintained good distance from him. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on every country to declare a "climate emergency" (FILE). 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