The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has also called on the world to "show solidarity" with Syrian refugees
The United Nations has a new man at the top – former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has replaced Ban Ki-moon as secretary general.
The UN's new secretary general has officially taken office with a New Year appeal for global unity.
It is a heavy and critical workload which Antonio Guterres will inherit from Ban Ki-moon when the former Portuguese prime minister takes up office at the United…
Portuguese former PM Guterres takes over from Ban Ki-moon in top UN spot.
Guterres will take over from Ban Ki-moon on 1 January. He pledges to make sweeping structural changes at the UN.
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.