United Nations Secretary-General

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The United Nations Secretary-General is one of the most important people in the United Nations. The Secretary-General is important in international talks. The current Secretary-General is Ban Ki-moon.

Secretaries-General[change | change source]

Photo Secretary-General Dates in office Country of origin Remarks Ref
Sr. Gladwyn Jebb.jpg Sir Gladwyn Jebb October 24, 1945–
February 2, 1946
United Kingdom
Europe
Acting Secretary-General
1 Trygve Lie.jpg Trygve Lie February 2, 1946 –
November 10, 1952
Norway
Europe
Resigned [1]
2 Dag Hammarskjold.jpg Dag Hammarskjöld April 10, 1953 –
September 18, 1961
Sweden
(Europe)
Died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) [2]
3 U-Thant-10617.jpg U Thant November 30, 1961 –
December 31, 1971
Burma
Asia
Retired after 2nd term for personal reasons [3]
4 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-M0921-014, Beglaubigungsschreiben DDR-Vertreter in UNO new.png Kurt Waldheim January 1, 1972 –
December 31, 1981
Austria
Europe
Chinese veto for his third term [4]
5 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (1982).jpg Javier Pérez de Cuéllar January 1, 1982 –
December 31, 1991
Peru
South America
Refused a third term [5]
6 Naelachohanboutrosghali-2.jpg Boutros Boutros-Ghali January 1, 1992 –
December 31, 1996
Egypt
Africa
American veto of his second term [6]
7 Kofi Annan.jpg Kofi Annan January 1, 1997–
December 31, 2006
Ghana
Africa
[7]
8 Bankimoon.jpg Ban Ki-moon January 1, 2007–
South Korea
Asia
[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Trygve Lie". United Nations. http://www.un.org/Overview/SG/sg1bio.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  2. "Dag Hammarskjold". United Nations. http://www.un.org/Overview/SG/sg2bio.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  3. "U Thant". United Nations. http://www.un.org/Overview/SG/sg3bio.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  4. "Kurt Waldheim". United Nations. http://www.un.org/Overview/SG/sg4bio.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  5. "Javier Pérez de Cuéllar". United Nations. http://www.un.org/Overview/SG/sg5bio.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  6. "Boutros Boutros-Ghali". United Nations. http://www.un.org/Overview/SG/sg6bio.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  7. "Kofi Annan". United Nations. http://www.un.org/sg/annan.shtml. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  8. "Ban Ki-moon". United Nations. http://www.un.org/News/ossg/sg/pages/sg_biography.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20.