Geir Pedersen, Norway's ambassador to China, replaces Staffan de Mistura who is stepping down as UN envoy to Syria.
Guterres was in Bogota on Saturday to throw his weight behind the peace deal between Colombia and FARC rebels, calling peace the solution to poverty in the South American nation.
Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise, inequality is growing, climate change is accelerating and the world is seeing horrific violations of human rights, Antonio Guterres says.
Foreign ministers of 12 countries of the Americas urge UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to address the "crisis and continuing human rights violations" in Venezuela.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is in the country to draw attention to what he calls a "forgotten crisis."
UN Secretary Antonio Guterres says the latest developments in Syria point once again to the urgent need to reinvigorate the political process.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says a two-state solution is the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during his first visit to the West Bank.
Ahead of a visit by Secretary General Antonio Guterres, many Palestinians are looking to the UN as an honest broker given what they say is a pro-Israel bias in Washington towards the decades-old conflict with Israel.
Somalia's president says his government is unable to deal with the crisis, and those displaced say camps are their last chance of survival.
As the world's top diplomat begins his five-year term facing worldwide conflicts and crises from terrorism to climate change, US support for the UN remains a question mark.
The former prime minister of Portugal was the UN high commissioner for refugees from 2005 to 2015. In his inaugural speech, he reaffirmed the importance of conflict resolution and called for an end to the war in Syria.
The next UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, says he will take a subtle approach to the role and that he won't pretend to have all the answers.
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