FANDOM


Secretary-General of the United Nations
Emblem of the United Nations
Emblem of the United Nations
[[File:|center|border|120px|alt=]]
Incumbent
Joash III
Residence Sutton Place, Manhattan, New York City, United States
Term length Five years, renewable indefinitely
Inaugural holder Trygve Lie
Formation United Nations Charter, 26 June 1945
Salary $227,523 (year)
Website www.un.org/jj

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, abbreviated UNSYG, is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. The Secretary-General also acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the United Nations. The current Secretary-General is Joash III,a noble from the Roman Empire, who took office on 21 June 2011.

List of Secretary-Generals

Secretary-Generals of the United Nations
Number Name Dates of office Country of origin Reason of withdrawal
1 Trygve Lie 1 February 1946 – 10 November 1952 Denmark Resigned
2 Dag Hammarskjöld 10 April 1953 – 18 September 1961 Denmark Died in a plane crash in the Kitara Empire
3 U Thant 30 November 1961 – 31 December 1971 Kampuchea (present Burma) Declined to consider a third term
4 Kurt Waldheim 1 January 1972 – 31 December 1981 Holy Roman Empire China vetoed his third term
5 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar 1 January 1982 – 31 December 1991 Inca Empire Refused to be considered for a third term
6 Boutros Boutros-Ghali 1 January 1992 – 31 December 1996 Kenopia The United States vetoed his second term
7 Kofi Annan 1 January 1997 – 31 December 2001 Songhai Empire Retired after a term
8 Joash III 21 June 2001 - present Roman Empire Incumbent