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Which UN Secretary-General Are You?

October marks both the celebration of the UN’s 71st anniversary (UN Day is on October 24th) and the election of its newest Secretary-General. Antonio Guterres, former head of the UN Refugee Agency and former Prime Minister of Portugal, will begin his term on January 1, 2017. Only eight people have served as Secretary-General, a position of vital importance to advancing peace, prosperity, and human rights. Among the eight who have served so far, which one are you?

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Which UN Secretary-General Are You?

You got: Secretary-General Trygve Lie

Trygve Lie (Norway) served as the UN's first Secretary-General from 1946-1952, framing the role of the UN and the duties of the office of the Secretary-General as the first true citizen of the globe. You see yourself in the hopes and aspiration of your fellow global citizens, be they around the block or around the globe, and are willing to stand up and vote like the world depends on it. #VoteFTW

Secretary-General Trygve Lie
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You got: Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld (Sweden) served as Secretary-General from 1953-1961, playing a decisive role in mediating conflicts from the Suez to the Congo. Conflict resolution is in your DNA, you don't run away from a challenge. In fact, you thrive on it! You are part of a generation that is not afraid to confront even the toughest problems and build a better world. #GenUN

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You got: Secretary-General U Thant

U Thant (Burma) served as Secretary-General from 1961-1971. The first non-European to hold the job, under his watch the UN created the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a host of other programs and agencies dedicated to the fight against poverty. Your goal in life is to improve the lives of others and you understand that peace and development are deeply interlinked. #UNDP

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You got: Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim

Kurt Waldheim (Austria) served as Secretary-General from 1972-1981. He mobilized the UN system to respond to refugee crises and humanitarian emergencies driven by wars in Bangladesh, Cyprus, and Vietnam. You believe that we all have a role to play in welcoming the refugees in our midst, no matter whether their lives have been upended by a distant war, a local flood, or a family emergency. #WithRefugees

Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim
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You got: Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuellar

Javier Pérez de Cuellar (Peru) served as Secretary-General from 1982-1991. Under his watch UN Peacekeepers, the blue helmets, played a critical role in ending conflicts in Cambodia and Central America, winning the Nobel Peace prize in 1988. Your problem solving skills will get you far in life. Your patience and tenacity will allow you to find unique solutions to the conflicts and challenges that swirl around us all. #ThankAPeacekeeper

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You got: Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egypt) served as Secretary-General from 1992-1996 in the aftermath of the Cold War. Under his watch the UN hosted historic summits on sustainable development (Rio 1992) and gender rights (Beijing 1995) which continue to shape the global debate on climate, development, and human rights and whose impact can be seen in the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals. You are a visionary leader, capable of seeing opportunities for cooperation and new approaches to problems that others can’t. #2030Now

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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You got: Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan (Ghana) served as the Secretary-General of the UN from 1997-2006. The first UN staff member to be elevated to the job, he quickly made a name for himself as both a global statesman and a uniquely gifted communicator capable of giving voice to the voiceless. Under his watch the UN established the principle of “Responsibility to Protect,” a new mandate for UN action to protect civilians, even if the threats they face come from from their own governments, in a host volatile places including Darfur. You are a person of dignity and empathy, capable of seeing yourself in the suffering of others and unafraid to speak truth to power. #R2P

Secretary-General Kofi Annan
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You got: Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Ban Ki-Moon (South Korea) is the current Secretary-General. His term ends at the end of 2016. Under his watch the UN has launched the “Free and Equal” campaign to advance LGBT rights, created a new set of Global Goals to lift a billion people out of poverty, and taken decisive action on climate change. You take on tough challenges and see them through no matter what obstacles life throws in front of you. You also know that you have a personal role to play in protecting the planet. #EarthtoMarrakech

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
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