Who Is The General Secretary Of UNO?

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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
The Secretary General of the UNO or United Nations Organization (more commonly known as the UN or United Nations) is currently Ban Ki Moon of South Korea.

He is currently in his second term in office, having been reelected on 21 June 2011.

Secretary General of the United Nations

Ban Ki Moon has been the Secretary General of the UN since 1 January 2007.

Each Secretary General is elected for a term of 5 years, although there are guidelines regarding candidacy.

Ban Ki Moon is only the 8th person to hold the title Secretary General since the UN's conception in 1945.

List of Secretary Generals of the UN

A Secretary General is elected every 5 years by the Greater Assembly though a process that involves the consultation of the Security Council. 

The following men have held the position since 1945:
  1. Gladwyn Jebb (United Kingdom)
  2. Trygve Lie (Norway)
  3. Dag Hammarskjöld (Sweden)
  4. U Thant (Burma)
  5. Kurt Waldheim (Austria)
  6. Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (Peru)
  7. Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egypt)
  8. Kofi Annan (Ghana)
  9. Ban Ki-moon (South Korea)
The Role of Secretary General The role of Secretary General of the United Nations is actually quite ambiguous.

The UN charter, which defines the powers held by a Secretary General, are not seen as being very clear.

Based on the role previous Secretary Generals have played through out history, the jurisdiction and powers that the position encompasses seem to vary depending on the political capabilities of the person in question.
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d ds answered
The present General Secretary of UNO is Ban Ki-Moon from South Korea.
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Julii Brainard answered
I'm supposing that you mean UN, not UNO, as in United Nations, and not the Spanish card game (Uno). Or University of Nebraska at Omaha, even.

The current General Secretary of the UN, as of 1 January 2007, is a Korean politician named Ban Ki-Moon. He will probably be in post until 2015.

Ban Ki-Moon has a reputation as a polyglot (speaks lots of languages), and a boring if effective administrator and mediator.

Jon Stewart, on the Daily Show, found great mirth in discussing how Americans would have trouble saying the new Secretary General's name with a straight face. The name is Asian, which means surname first. Hence the new Secretary General's surname is Ban, or Mr. Ban to you and me.

Ban Ki-Moon has managed to generate some controversary. Some allege that he did a lot of unseemly behind-the-scenes campaigning in order to win votes from the UN Security Council. His supposed mastery of the French language, part of what helped him get his job, has also been questioned.

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