A call for human rights to be respected globally was made on Monday by UN Secretary General-elect Antonio Guterres, during a visit to Beijing.
Set up more than 70 years ago with fine ideals, the United Nations has been often criticised as ineffectual.
The 193-member UN General Assembly has approved the appointment of former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as the organisation's new secretary general.
The former Portuguese Prime Minister is a step closer to being officially invested as the next Secretary General of the United Nations.
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is a step closer to being officially invested as the next UN Secretary General after receving the official recommendation of the Security Council.