The World Health Organization says that 92 percent of the world's population lives in areas of high air Member states of the United Nations have elected Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres, the organization's next secretary-general.
Assembly president Peter Thompson introduced the resolution. It was accepted by all 193 U.N. member states.
With the approval, diplomats broke into applause.
The U.N. Security Council nominated Guterres by acclamation last week after six unofficial votes.
He was elected from among 13 candidates. Seven women and six men campaigned for the secretary-general position.
His election disappointed many who had campaigned for the first woman or the first Eastern European to lead the U.N.
Guterres spoke to VOA during the campaign. He said he was seeking to lead the U.N. because he wanted to "create the conditions for solutions" to global challenges.
Gutterres served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002.
More recently, he led the U.N. refugee agency from 2005 until the end of 2015.
U.N. members widely praised the nomination.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon of South Korea called Guterres a "superb choice." Ban has led the U.N. since 2006. His term ends December 31.
Russia's U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin also praised Guterres. Churkin said, "He's a high level politician. He's been prime minister of his country. He is a person who talks to everybody, listens to everybody, speaks his mind, very outgoing, I think, open person."
Guterres will be the ninth person to hold the position in the organization's 71-year history.
As chief of the U.N., the secretary-general oversees about 44,000 employees and more than 100,000 peacekeepers. The position involves dealing with issues like human rights, refugees and climate change, as well as fund-raising for the U.N.'s many campaigns.
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1.With the approval, diplomats broke into applause.
break into... 爆发出，突然进入
Just finish speaking, will break into a burst of warm applause definitely under the platform.
Immediately after, I break into tears because I had an intimate encounter with someone else when I love my boyfriend so much.
2.He is a person who talks to everybody, listens to everybody, speaks his mind, very outgoing, I think, open person."
speak one's mind 直抒己见，直抒胸臆，直接表达看法
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one 's mind; it becomes a pleasure.
Speak your mind, open up and be as spontaneous as you can.
联合国成员国将葡萄牙前总理安东尼奥 古特雷斯(Antonio Guterres)选举为联合国下一届秘书长
联合国大会主席皮特宣布了选举决议结果 。该决议为193个联合国成员国接受 。
安东尼奥在竞选结果公布后接受了VOA的采访 。他表示，他准备引领联合国向前发展因为他想为诸多全球挑战“创造解决的环境和条件” 。
来自韩国的联合国现任秘书长潘基文称，安东尼奥是“绝佳的选择” 。潘基文自2006年来担任联合国秘书长，其任期将于今年12月31日结束 。
俄罗斯驻联合国大使维塔利也盛赞安东尼奥，表示“安东尼奥是有高水准的政治家 。他曾是葡萄牙的总理，他会跟每一个百姓交流，并倾听他们的心声 。我认为，他很外向，很开朗” 。
联合国秘书长负责联合国近4.4万名员工，以及10万多名维和者的工作 。此外，其岗位职责还有处理包括人权、难民、气候变化以及为联合国多个项目募集资金等 。