|United Nations New Secretary General Antonio Guterres|
Mr Guterres served as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005-15 leading the organisation as crises broke out in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Europe was hit by a flow of refugees from West Asia and North Africa. Before joining the organisation, he served for two decades in various positions in Portugal. Between 1995-2002, Mr Guterres served as the Prime Minister of Portugal when he played a key role in resolving the conflict in East Timor.
Mr Guterres was active in the Socialist International, a worldwide network of socialist political parties and served as vice president of Socialist International between 1992-’99.