Guterres, Steiner Remain Ban's Top Picks for Refugee, Environment Posts

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renominated Antonio Guterres as U.N. refugee chief and Achim Steiner as his top envoy on environmental issues.

Upon the endorsement of the agency’s board and U.N. General Assembly, Guterres will serve another five-year term as U.N. high commissioner for refugees.

Steiner, meanwhile, has been nominated to serve another four-year term as executive director of the U.N. Environment Program.

Both appointments would take effect on June 15.

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