Secretary-General of the United NationsHeaded by A Secretary-General who is appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council.
Tenure Five years and eligible for re-election after the term expires.
Functions It is the chief administrative office of the UN, which coordinates and supervises the activities of the UN.
|No.||Secretary-General||Country of origin||Dates in office||UN Regional Group|
|1.||Antonio Guterres||Portugal||1 January, 2017 – Elect||Western European & Others|
|2.||Ban Ki-moon||South Korea||1 January, 2007 – present||Asia-Pacific|
|3.||Kofi Annan||Ghana||1 January, 1997 – 31 December, 2006||African|
|4.||Boutros Boutros-Ghali||Egypt||1 January, 1992 – 31 December, 1996||African & Arab|
|5.||Javier Pérez de Cuéllar||Peru||1 January, 1982 – 31 December, 1991||Latin American & Caribbean|
|6.||Kurt Waldheim||Austria||1 January, 1972 – 31 December, 1981||Western European & Others|
|7.||U Thant||Burma||30 November, 1961 – 31 December, 1971||Asia-Pacific|
|8.||Dag Hammarskjold||Sweden||10 April, 1953 – 18 September, 1961||Western European & Others|
|9.||Trygve Lie||Norway||2 February, 1946 – 10 November, 1952||Western European & Others|
|Gladwyn Jebb||United Kingdom||24 October, 1945 – 1 February, 1946||Western European & Others|