How many people have been secretary-general of the United Nations?

Five people have held the post of secretary-general.

With their countries of origin and terms of office, they are:

Trygve Lie, Norway (1946-1952)
Dag HarnmarskjOld, Sweden (1953-1961)
U Thant, Burma (1961-1971)
Kurt Waldheim, Austria (1972-1981)
Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peru (1982–present)

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