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Former Secretaries-General of the United Nations

NameDurationCountry of Origin
1Gladwyn Jebb
(1900–1996)
Acting
24 October 1945 –
2 February 1946
United Kingdom
2Trygve Lie
(1896–1968)
2 February 1946 –
10 November 1952
Norway
3Dag Hammarskjöld
(1905–1961)
10 April 1953 –
18 September 1961
Sweden
4U Thant
(1909–1974)
Acting
3 November 1961 –
30 November 1962
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Burma
5Kurt Waldheim
(1918–2007)
1 January 1972 –
31 December 1981
Austria
6Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
(1920–2020)
1 January 1982 –
31 December 1991
 Peru
7Boutros Boutros-Ghali
(1922–2016)
1 January 1992 –
31 December 1996
 Egypt
8Kofi Annan
(1938–2018)
1 January 1997 –
31 December 2006
Ghana
9Ban Ki-moon
(born 1944)
1 January 2007 –
31 December 2016
South Korea
10António Guterres
(born 1949)
1 January 2017 –
present
Portugal

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