Who succeeded Trygve Lie
as secretary general of the United Nations?
The first secretary-general of the United Nations, Trygve Lie
, was from which country?
This article challenges that story on two accounts: first, by pointing out the importance of institutional factors and not just the officeholder's personality; and second, by examining the contribution made by Trygve Lie
, the UN's first Secretary-General.
Three of the previous eight - Trygve Lie
, Dag Hammerskjold and Kurt Waldheim - were all western European, and none of the eight had come from a nation that fell within a Communist sphere of influence.
Choosing the secretary-general was top of the agenda as the first United Nations General Assembly commenced business in London in late January 1946, with Norway's Trygve Lie
eventually emerging as the first secretary-general.
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The first secretary-general, the Norwegian Trygve Lie
, who was appointed in 1946, believed that the U.
General Assembly ratified Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden as the new secretary-general, succeeding Trygve Lie
The previous Secretary Generals having been Kofi Annan from Ghana (1997-2006), Boutros Boutros-Ghali from Egypt (1992-1996), Javier PA[c]rez de CuA[c]llar from Peru (1982-1991), Kurt Waldheim from Austria (1972-1981), U Thant from Myanmar (1961-1971), Dag HammarskjA[paragraph]ld from Sweden (1953-1961) and Trygve Lie
from Norway (1946-1952).
Zeckendorf, co-chairman of Zeckendorf Development whose maternal grandfather, Trygve Lie
, was the first UN Secretary General, and whose paternal grandfather assembled the land upon which the UN Secretariat building now stands.
Secretary-General Trygve Lie
issued a memorandum arguing that the United Nations should credential Chairman Mao's government on the basis that it controlled the territory of China and was thus best able to implement the requirements of UN membership.
UN Radio/UN News Centre: The first Secretary-General, Trygve Lie
, told his successor Dag Hammarskjold: 'You are about to take over the most impossible job on Earth.