U Thant

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English: Maha Thray Sithu U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burma diplomat who served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from November 1961 until December 1974.
U Thant 
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3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations
Date of birth 22 January 1909
Ayeyarwady Region
Date of death 25 November 1974
New York City
Manner of death
  • natural causes
Cause of death
Educated at
  • University of Yangon
Member of
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Position held
  • United Nations Secretary-General
  • ambassador
Award received
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
  • United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights
  • Gandhi Peace Award
  • United Nations Peace Medal
  • Q51527076
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