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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

List of UN Secretary Generals

List of UN Secretary Generals

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG), is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. The Secretary-General also acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the United Nations. Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.

The current Secretary-General is Ban Ki-moon of South Korea, who took office on 1 January 2007. His first term expired on 31 December 2011. He was re-elected, unopposed, to a second term on 21 June 2011.

Here is the complete list UN Secretaries Generals
Sl No
Name
Term of Office
Nationality
1
Trygve Lie
1 February 1946 – 10 November 1952
Norway
2
Dag Hammarskjold
10 April 1953 – 18 September 1961
Sweden
3
U Thant
30 November 1961 – 31 December 1971
Burma
4
Kurt Waldheim
1 January 1972 – 31 December 1981
Austria
5
Javier Peres De Cuellar
1 January 1982 – 31 December 1991
Peru
6
Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali
1 January 1992 – 31 December 1996
Egypt
7
Kofi Annan
1 January 1997 – 31 December 2006
Ghana
8
Ban-Ki-Moon*
1 January 2007– present
South Korea

* Ban became the second Asian to be selected as the Secretary-General. He was unanimously elected to a second term by the General Assembly on 21 June 2011. His second term began on 1 January 2012. Prior to his selection, he was the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea from January 2004 to November 2006.
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