Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
This is the directorate on UN operations, apart from political decisions. The staff works under the secretary-general, whom it assists and advises.
- Antonio Guterres, Portugal, 2017
- Ban Ki-moon, South Korea, 2007-2016
- Kofi Annan, Ghana, 1997-2006
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egypt, 1992-1996
- Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peru, 1982-1991
- Kurt Waldheim, Austria, 1972-1981
- U Thant, Burma (Myanmar), 1961-1971
- Dag Hammarskjöld, Sweden, 1953-1961
- Trygve Lie, Norway, 1946-1953
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