Secretary-General of the United Nations

  • secretary-general
    of the united nations
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    emblem of the united nations
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    incumbent
    antónio guterres

    since 1 january 2017 (2017-01-01)
    united nations secretariat
    stylehis excellency
    member ofsecretariat
    general assembly
    residencesutton place, manhattan
    seatunited nations headquarters, new york city, united states
    nominatorsecurity council
    appointer general assembly
    term lengthfive years, renewable (traditionally limited to two terms)
    constituting instrumentunited nations charter
    inaugural holdergladwyn jebb
    as acting secretary-general (24 october 1945)
    trygve lie
    as first secretary-general (2 february 1946)
    formation24 october 1945
    deputyun.org/sg

    the secretary-general of the united nations (unsg or just sg) is the head of the united nations secretariat, one of the six principal organs of the united nations. the secretary-general serves as the chief administrative officer of the united nations. the role of the united nations secretariat, and of the secretary-general in particular, is laid out by chapter xv (articles 97 to 101) of the united nations charter.

    as of 2020, the secretary-general is antónio guterres of portugal, appointed by the general assembly on 13 october 2016.[1]

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Secretary-General
of the United Nations
Emblem of the United Nations.svg
Flag of the United Nations.svg
António Guterres in London - 2018 (41099390345) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
António Guterres

since 1 January 2017 (2017-01-01)
United Nations Secretariat
StyleHis Excellency
Member ofSecretariat
General Assembly
ResidenceSutton Place, Manhattan
SeatUnited Nations Headquarters, New York City, United States
NominatorSecurity Council
Appointer General Assembly
Term lengthfive years, renewable (traditionally limited to two terms)
Constituting instrumentUnited Nations Charter
Inaugural holderGladwyn Jebb
as acting Secretary-General (24 October 1945)
Trygve Lie
as first Secretary-General (2 February 1946)
Formation24 October 1945
Deputyun.org/sg

The secretary-general of the United Nations (UNSG or just SG) is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. The secretary-general serves as the chief administrative officer of the United Nations. The role of the United Nations Secretariat, and of the secretary-general in particular, is laid out by Chapter XV (Articles 97 to 101) of the United Nations Charter.

As of 2020, the secretary-general is António Guterres of Portugal, appointed by the General Assembly on 13 October 2016.[1]