The recommendation, formulated in a resolution adopted by acclamation in a private assembly, now passes to the formal approval of the General Assembly of 193 members.
In a declaration, Mr. Guterres said it was “a great honor” to be selected and thanked the ambassadors serving on the Security Council for placing their trust in him. “My gratitude also extends to Portugal, for having nominated me again,” he added.
“It was an immense privilege to be in the service of ‘we, the peoples‘and at the helm of the extraordinary women and men of this Organization for the past four and a half years, when we have faced so many complex challenges,’ said the head of the United Nations.
“I would be deeply honored if the General Assembly entrusted me with the responsibilities of a second term”.
It has been an immense privilege to be in the service of ‘we, the peoples‘and at the helm of the fantastic women and men of this Organization
As part of the procedures for the appointment of the new head of the world body, after the recommendation has been transmitted by the Security Council to the General Assembly, a draft resolution is issued for the Assembly to act. After appropriate consultations with the Member States, the President of the Assembly sets a date for the adoption of the project.
Mr. Guterres circulated yours vision statement for a second five-year term in March, and took part in an informal interactive dialogue at United Nations Headquarters in early May.
You informal dialogues were introduced during the latest selection process in the United Nations General Assembly, with the idea of allowing candidates to present their views and answer questions from a wide range of representatives of the global community, including civil society , establishing a new standard of transparency.
The last six procedures for the selection of the General Secretaries they were appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting with a resolution adopted by consensus.
Voting will take place only at the request of a Member State and a simple majority of voters will be required for the adoption of the resolution. But the Assembly could decide that the decision requires a two-thirds majority. In the event of a vote, a secret ballot takes place.
You A card, signed in 1945 as the foundation of the Organization, says relatively little about how a Secretary General should be selected, apart from Article 97, which notes that the candidate “will be appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council”. In its first session in 1946, the General Assembly was much more active in the selection process.
Created resolution A / RES / 1/11 determine that the Council takes the lead in the selection process, agrees on a single name in a private meeting and passes that name to the General Assembly for a vote.