UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Al Noor Mosque, one of the places of worship in New Zealand's southern city attacked by a self-confessed white supremacist on March 15.
Millions of voters in Democratic Republic of Congo will head to polls on Sunday that could pave way to first democratic change in presidency since the country's independence in 1960.
His foundation announced his death in a tweet, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness.
Guterres, Prime Minister of Portugal until 2002, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees until 2015 will hold his new position for five years starting from January 1.
The sixth secret vote unanimously confirmed Antonio Guterres as a clear candidate for the next chief as none of the five permanent UN Security Council veto powers voted against him.
Few expect a concrete deal to emerge from the five-day talks involving 17 rebel groups in Naypyidaw as other rebel factions remain locked in combat with the military.
Candidates for UN secretary general will face questions from member states for first time in 70-year history of UN as part of transparency efforts
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