Antonio Guterres, refugee champion to UN chief

Newly appointed United Nations general secretary Antonio Guterres speaks to the press in Lisbon, on October 6, 2016Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres, nominated Thursday to be the next UN secretary-general, is a self-described man of action who earned his stripes as the world body’s refugee chief, tirelessly pressing rich nations to do more. An engineer by training and fervent Catholic, Guterres, 67, fought unflaggingly for migrants’ rights over a decade as UN High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015.

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