United Nations (UN) Secretaries-General

Can you guess the names and nationalities of the people who have served as Secretary General of the United Nations?
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
First submittedOctober 14, 2016
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Term
Secretary-General
Nationality
2017-
António Guterres
Portuguese
2007-2016
Ban Ki-moon
South Korean
1997-2006
Kofi Annan
Ghanaian
1992-1996
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Egyptian
1982-1991
Javier Pérez de Cuellar
Peruvian
1972-1981
Kurt Waldheim
Austrian
1962-1971
U Thant
Burmese
1953-1961
Dag Hammarskjöld
Swedish
1946-1953
Trygve Lie
Norwegian
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Level 64
Dec 17, 2016
Got most of the nationalities. Only got 3 secretary generals. A bit hard, doubt this quiz may be taken more than 5,000 times.
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Level 74
Dec 17, 2016
Best. quiz. ever.
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Level 82
Dec 18, 2016
This was so much easier when I was in school. There was only 6 of them. And now I can't remember even one of those!
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Level 69
Dec 18, 2016
I completely missed the nationalities bit. I couldn't understand why my score was out of 18. Doh.
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Level 79
Dec 18, 2016
Nice quiz! Got them all except for the one who will be incoming in 2017. Probably tough enough already, but for an additional challenge, you could add the Secretary-General who served in an "Acting" capacity until the first SG was selected: Gladwyn Jebb, of the UK.
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Level 77
Dec 27, 2016
Quiz is broken, didn't accept "That Portuguese guy"
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary-General_of_the_United_Nations#List_of_Secretaries-General answers here
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2017
why only 4 points, when I got them all ?
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Level 77
Apr 18, 2017
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Level 57
Sep 19, 2017
Kurt Waldheim just wouldn't come to my mind. I knew it was Kurt, and I knew there was a Wald somewhere in the surname... Tried all I could think of
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Level 67
Mar 13, 2019
Good luck spelling Dag's surname correctly or even anywhere near correctly lol. -_-
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Level 81
May 16, 2019
Should have gotten Dag Hammarskjöld, but all my brain could think of was Helm Hammerhand . . .
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Level 66
Aug 22, 2019
The full name of Trygve Halvdan Lie is not accepted. One should forget about Halvdan?