Argentine ambassador in UK on Monday rejected pointblank that the veto to foreign minister Susana Malcorra's UN Secretary General candidacy could have been linked in any way to the Falklands/Malvinas dispute between UK and Argentina.
Antonio Guterres from Portugal, unanimously backed by the Security Council, will become the United Nations next secretary general, and is scheduled to assume the office, on the 38th floor of the U.N. building in New York City, on Jan. 1, 2017. His ascendance came at a time when expectations were high that the U.N. might elect either a woman or an Eastern European to the position, neither of which has happened before.
Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held Monday, diplomats said. Guterres, who served as UN refugee chief for 10 years, received 11 votes of encouragement, three “discourage” votes and one “no opinion” during the informal vote by the 15-member Security Council.
Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra said on Friday she believes there's no conflict of interest between her bid to be the next U.N. secretary-general and her ministerial work including pressing Argentina's sovereignty claim over the disputed Falkland Islands.
Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra manifest intention of becoming the first woman Secretary General of the United Nations, which has the support from president Mauricio Macri administration has set out domestic and international speculation.
The Security Council announced Friday that it is recommending to the General Assembly that Ban Ki-moon be appointed to a second consecutive term as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
On the day of his 67th birthday, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his delegation arrived in Buenos Aires by coach after having landed in the northern city of Cordoba.