Donald Tusk was born on 22 April 1957 in Gdansk, Poland. His father worked as a carpenter on the railway, his mother as a secretary at a hospital. When Tusk was 14 years old, his father died. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council – a summit of leaders of all EU member states. Donald Tusk Biography and Profile.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali became the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Boutros-Ghali had been Deputy Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt. Boutros-Ghali was born in Cairo on 14 November 1922 and died on 16 February 2016 at the age of 93. He was married to Leia Maria Boutros-Ghali. Read Boutros Boutros-Ghali Biography and Profile.
Trygve Halvdan Lie was born on 16 July 1896, educated at Oslo University. Trygve Halvdan Lie was the first official secretary-general of the United Nations from 1946 to 1952. On 8 November 1921, he married Hjordis Joergensen. They had three children – Sissel, Guri and Mette. Trygve Halvdan Lie passed away on 30 December 1968. Read Trygve Halvdan Lie Biography and Profile.
Kurt Waldheim was appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations for a five-year term beginning on 1 January 1972. The Security Council had recommended the appointment on 21 December 1971 and the General Assembly approved it by acclamation on the following day. Married and the father of three children. Read Kurt Josef Waldheim Biography and Profile.
KOFI A. ANNAN of Ghana, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, served from 1997 to 2006 and was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. He died in 2018 after a short illness. Kofi Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on 8 April 1938. Read Kofi Annan Biography and Profile.
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 10 April 1953 until 18 September 1961 when he met his death in a plane accident while on a peace mission in the Congo. He was born on 29 July 1905 in Sweden. Read Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld Biography and Profile.
Perez de Cuellar was born in Lima, Peru, on 19 January 1920. He is a lawyer and a career diplomat, now retired. Javier Perez de Cuellar assumed office as Secretary-General of the United Nations on 1 January 1982. In October 1987, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for the promotion of Ibero-American co-operation. Read Javier Perez de Cuellar Biography.
Ban Ki-moon, born 13 June 1944, was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself. Mr. Ban held office from on 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2016. The Secretary-General pressed successfully for the creation of UN Women, a major new agency that consolidates the UN’s work in this area. Read Ban Ki-moon Biography and Profile.