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António Guterres

His Excellency António Guterres is a Portuguese politician and diplomat, serving as the ninth Secretary General of the United Nations. From June 2005 to December 2015, Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, heading one of the world’s foremost humanitarian organizations with nearly 10,000 staff working in 125 countries.

Before joining UNHCR, Guterres spent more than 20 years in government and public service. He served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, during which time he was heavily involved in the international effort to resolve the crisis in East Timor.