12 December 2016 - Antonio Guterres took oath of office [fr]
Oath of office of Antonio Guterres, next Secretary-General - 12 December 2016
"The United Nations was born from war. Today we must be here for peace”" - Antonio Guterres
António Guterres was sworn in today as next Secretary-General in front of the member states.
He will take office on 1 January 2017.
During the ceremony, member states also paid a warm tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his relentless work for peace.
Watch live the Oath of Office ceremony