United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is this year's winner of the Charlemagne Prize. The award honors those who promote European unification. DW takes a look back over his career.
The Charlemagne Prize 2019 has been awarded to Antonio Guterres. The Portuguese UN secretary-general has earned international respect for his commitment to multilateralism, human rights and climate protection.
Upon receiving the Charlemagne Prize, the UN secretary-general called for a strong and united Europe to avoid "a new cold war." He also said the EU was too important to fail.
UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on all actors in the region to "avoid a major confrontation." The US and UK have accused Iran of attacking tankers transiting through the Persian Gulf.
Horst Köhler, who was president of Germany for six years, has left his post as UN envoy for the territory of Western Sahara. His departure on health grounds leaves efforts to resolve a decades-long dispute in limbo.
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