António Guterres (right) is congratulated after taking the oath of office for his second five-year term as Secretary-General of the United Nations. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

It is my intention to serve with humility … I will give it my all to ensure the blossoming of trust between and among nations, large and small, to build bridges and to engage relentlessly in confidence building. I will also seek to inspire hope that we can turn things around, that the impossible might be possible — ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe António Guterres (right) is congratulated after taking the oath of office for his second five-year term as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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