New UN chief pledges to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’

On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.

Mr Guterres urged all citizens, governments and leaders to strive to overcome differences to put peace first. He said that he will work to resolve the unfairness caused by globalization which has greatly contributed to the high unemployment rate and disappointment, especially among young people.

Mr. Guterres, aged 67, will serve for a five-year term until December 2021.

Source: VOV5