1. The Party of the European Left (EL) congratulates the United Nations for the election of António Guterres as next Secretary-General for a five-year term. The new selection process has been an important step in the direction of a more democratic and transparent UN.
2. EL congratulates António Guterres for this important victory, which he totally deserves, after 10 years of relevant service to the international community in the role of UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Announcement of the V Congress of the Party of the European Left
The Party of the European Left (EL) will hold its 5th Congress next December in Berlin, Germany, gathering delegations from all its parties to decide on the political focus for the next three-year term.
António Guterres was chosen by the United Nations Security Council to succeed to Ban-Ki-Moon as UN chief, starting of January 1st 2017. The decision of the UN Security Council was taken this Thursday, 6th of October, by acclamation, one day after the sixth pool in a row won by the former Prime-Minister of Portugal, this time without a single negative vote.
The Women’s Boat to Gaza was intercepted and illegally captured by the Israeli Navy this past Wednesday while in international waters and hours way of reaching Gaza.
The vice-president of the Party of the European Left (EL), Maite Mola, took part last weekend in the closing ceremony of the World Congress of the International Peace Bureau from September 30 until October 2 in Berlin, with the motto of "Disarm! For a Climate of Peace. Creating an Action Agenda”.