Thant, U

19 October, 2009
Egreteau Renaud

Born in 1909, U Thant studied History at Rangoon University and became a close assistant to U Nu. After 1948, he joined the Civil Service before being appointed Secretary to the Prime Minister (1951-57). In 1957, U Nu sent him to the United Nations as Burma’s permanent representative. On November 1961, he was elected UN Secretary General. After his two mandates (1961-71), he remained dedicated to UN diplomacy until his death in New York in November 1974.

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Egreteau Renaud, Thant, U, Mass Violence & Résistance, [online], published on: 19 October, 2009, accessed 17/02/2021,, ISSN 1961-9898
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