List of Secretaries General of the United Nations

06-MAR-2018 18:58
    List of Secretaries General of the United Nations

    The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Security Council. The Secretary-General's selection is therefore subject to the veto of any of the five permanent members of the Security Council. Mr. Antonio Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1 January 2017.

    List of Secretaries General of the United Nations


    Dates in office

    Country of origin

    UN Regional Group

    Gladwyn Jebb

    24 October 1945 –
    1 February 1946

     United Kingdom

    Western European & Others

    Trygve Lie

    2 February 1946 –
    10 November 1952


    Western European & Others

    Dag Hammarskjöld

    10 April 1953 –
    18 September 1961


    Western European & Others

    U Thant

    30 November 1961 –
    31 December 1971



    Kurt Waldheim

    1 January 1972 –
    31 December 1981


    Western European & Others

    Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

    1 January 1982 –
    31 December 1991


    Latin American & Caribbean

    Boutros Boutros-Ghali

    1 January 1992 –
    31 December 1996



    Kofi Annan

    1 January 1997 –
    31 December 2006



    Ban Ki-moon

    1 January 2007– 2016

     South Korea


    Antonio Guterres

    Jan. 1, 2017– Till date



    Although there is technically no limit to number of five-year terms a Secretary-General may serve, none so far has held office for more than two terms.

    List of International organisation and their abbreviation

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