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Analyzing the challenges ahead for UN’s new chief




(L to R) Newly-elected United Nations Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres and outgoing secretary general Ban Ki-moon stand for a photo opportunity.
(L to R) Newly-elected United Nations Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres and outgoing secretary general Ban Ki-moon stand for a photo opportunity.
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Among many changes in 2017, January 1st marked the beginning of Antonio Guterres’ term as United Nations Secretary General.

As reported by the Associated Press, Guterres spoke Tuesday at the U.N. headquarters about peace, but also addressed future challenges such as terrorism. Guterres is a Portuguese politician who was the previous U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. He is filling the position of Ban Ki-moon, who has been secretary general since 2007.

What are Guterres’ specific goals for the U.N. and what can we glean from his past as commissioner for refugees? Larry speaks to POLITICO'S Daniel Lippman to find out more.

Guest:

Daniel Lippman, reporter for POLITICO and a co-author of POLITICO's Playbook, a morning political newsletter