5 things on new U.N. chief's long to do list as he 'inherits big mess'

October 7, 2016 11:34 PM

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The newly appointed secretary general of the United Nations has no army to exert his influence, but he has one of the world's most powerful bully pulpits to accomplish his goal of ending conflicts and easing suffering around the world.

Antonio Guterres, former Portuguese prime minister and U.N. refugee commissioner, has a reputation for blunt talk to world leaders, and now he’ll have the stature to marshal global public opinion to his side, said Peter Yeo, president of Better World Campaign, which promotes strong relations between...

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