Charlemagne Prize 2020
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
António Guterres 2019
Charlemagne Prize Laureate 2019 António Guterres
António Guterres was born on April 30, 1949 in Santos-o-Velho, Lisbon, and graduated from the Instituto Superior Técnico with a degree in engineering.
In 1976 he was elected to the Portuguese Parliament where he served as a member for 17 years.
1981-1983 Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
1991-2002 Member of the Portuguese Council of State.
1992-2002 Secretary-General of Partido Socialista (PS).
1995-2002 Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic.
1999-2005 President of the Socialist International.
2005-2015 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Since 1 January 2017 Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Citation by the Board of Directors
Speech (extract) by H.M. King Felipe VI
Speech (extract) by António Guterres
Foto António Guterres