Antonio Guterres Fast Facts

Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres addresses the 73rd UN General Assembly meeting on September 25, 2018 in New York City. World leaders gathered for the annual meeting at the UN headquarters in Manhattan.

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.


Birth date: April 30, 1949
    Birth place: Lisbon, Portugal
    Birth name: Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
    Father: Virgílio Guterres
    Mother: Ilda Cândida de Oliveira
    Marriages: Catarina Vaz Pinto (2001-present); Luisa Melo (1972-1998, her death)
    Children: A son, a daughter and a stepson
    Education: Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon

    Other Facts

    Guterres is a member of the Club de Madrid, a global organization of former presidents and prime ministers that aims to promote democratic values and leadership worldwide.
    Fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.


    1971-1975 - Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico.
    1974 - Ministerial assistant to Mario Soares, a socialist who later became the prime minister and president of Portugal.
    1976-1983 and 1985-1995 - Member of Portugal's parliament.
    1981-1983 - Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and president of its Commission for Demography, Migrations and Refugees.
    1991 - Co-founds the Portuguese Refugee Council.
    1992 - Is elected secretary-general of the Socialist Party of Portugal.
    1992-1999 - Vice president of the Socialist International, a global organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties.
    October 1995-2002 - Prime minister of Portugal.
    1999-2005 - President of the Socialist International.
    2000 - President of the European Council.
      January 1, 2017 - Begins his five-year term as secretary-general of the United Nations.