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Appointment of U Thant


U Thant (Burma) served as the third Secretary-General from 1961-1971.Portrait of former Secretary-General U Thant. UN Photo #UN7736733.

Note on U Thant's appointment: The resolution of the Security Council recommending U Thant's appointment in 1962 was never assigned a resolution number. For further details, see, Sievers and Daws, Procedure of the UN Security Council, Chapter 7, Section 3, updated April 2018.