70 years - Eight Secretaries-General

Over the decades, the Secretary-General stands as a symbol of United Nations ideals and serves as a spokesperson for the interests of the world's peoples. View many of the milestones of the UN's eight Secretaries-General in this multimedia experience.

Ban Ki-moon (January 1, 2007)

Kofi Annan (December 17, 1996)

Boutros Boutros-Ghali (January 1, 1992)

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (1 January, 1982)

Kurt Waldheim (1 January, 1972)

U Thant (November 3, 1961)

Dag Hammarskjöld (April 10, 1953)

Trygve Lie (February 2, 1946)