What to Know About the Man Set to Be the New UN Secretary-General

Antonio Guterres is expected set to be elected as the new U.N. secretary general

For the past 10 years, Guterres has served as the high-commissioner for refugees at the U.N., a major leadership role that, coupled with the current global refugee crisis, likely played a critical role in his selection.

The U.N. today tweeted video of the Security Council making its announcement this morning following a closed-door session at the U.N.'s headquarters in New York City.

More than 50 nations campaigned with hopes for female leadership, which the U.N. has never had, but ultimately failed in that effort. Many of the other 13 candidates were representatives from Eastern Europe who, including Russia, felt their shot at leadership had been skipped over.