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UN Security Council Crankiness and Antonio Guterres' Re-election
UN Security Council Crankiness and Antonio Guterres' Re-election
Podcast / Global

UN Security Council Crankiness and Antonio Guterres' Re-election

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh talk to Richard Gowan, Crisis Group’s UN director, about UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ bid for a second term, the UN’s peacemaking under his leadership and challenges posed by a divided Security Council.

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh talk to Crisis Group’s UN Director Richard Gowan. They reflect back on Antonio Guterres’ first term as UN Secretary-General now that he is seeking a second. They discuss his approach to crisis diplomacy, some of the challenges and some of the successes over the past five years. They also talk about Security Council dynamics, particularly the fraught relations among its most powerful members, and what those mean for its role and that of the Secretary-General in peacemaking. They look ahead to the big challenges Guterres is likely to face in the next five years.

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For more information, explore Crisis Group’s analysis on our Multilateral Diplomacy page.

Contributors

Interim President
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Naz Modirzadeh
Board Member and Harvard Professor of International Law and Armed Conflicts
UN Director
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