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.
Elliott Abrams, born 24 January 1948, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Elliott Abrams, a former U.S. diplomat who was convicted in the Iran-Contra scandal, was appointed as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s new special envoy for Venezuela. Read Elliott Abrams Biography and Profile.
Born in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 June 1945, Aung San Suu Kyi spent much of her early adult years abroad before returning home and becoming an activist against the brutal rule of dictator U Ne Win. She was placed under house arrest in 1989 and spent 15 of the next 21 years in custody, winning the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace along the way. Read Aung San Suu Kyi Biography and Profile.