Uthant (January 22, 1909 - November 25, 1974) was born in bandano, Myanmar. He was educated in the national secondary school in bandano and the University College in Yangon. He was the Third Secretary General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971. He is also the first UN Secretary General from Asia.
Life of the characters
Before entering the diplomatic field, Wu Dan worked in education and journalism. He was a senior high school teacher at his alma mater, bandano national high school. After winning the first place in the English local language secondary school teacher qualification examination, he was promoted to the principal in 1931.
Before the Second World War, he was a member of the Myanmar textbook Committee, the National Education Committee and the Executive Committee of the Federation of primary and secondary school principals. In addition, he is also a very active freelance reporter.
In 1942, Wu Dan served as secretary of Myanmar education reorganization committee for several months. The next year, he returned to China to serve as the principal of the junior high school for another four years.
In 1947, Wu Dan was appointed director of the Information Department of the Myanmar government. The following year, he was appointed secretary of the Information Department of the Myanmar government. In 1953, Wu Dan served as the Secretary in charge of the project in the prime minister's office. In 1955, he served as the executive secretary of the economic and Social Council of Myanmar and was ordered to assume more positions.
When Wu Dan was appointed Secretary General of the United Nations, he was the permanent representative of Myanmar to the United Nations (1957-1961).
During that time, he led the Myanmar delegation to the sessions of the United Nations General Assembly and served as a vice president of the fourteenth session of the assembly in 1959. In 1961, Wu Dan served as chairman of the United Nations Reconciliation Commission for the Congo and chairman of the United Nations Capital Development Fund Committee.
During his diplomatic career, Wu Dan served as an adviser to Myanmar's prime minister several times. Wu Dan became Acting Secretary General on November 3, 1961, when the United Nations General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Security Council, unanimously decided to appoint him to fill the unexpired term of office after the death of secretary general DAG Hammarskj? LD. Later, on November 30, 1962, the General Assembly unanimously decided to appoint him as secretary general for a term ending on November 3, 1966.
On 2 December 1966, the general assembly, on the unanimous recommendation of the Security Council (resolution 229 of 1966), appointed him as Secretary General of the United Nations for a second term until 31 December 1971.
Wu Dan retired after his second term of office expired in 1971. He fell ill in his old age and finally died on November 25, 1974 at the age of 65.
Uthant was born on January 22, 1909 in bandenau, Myanmar. His father was a rich landlord and mill owner. Wu Dan studied in Yangon University in his early years. In 1928, he dropped out of school because of his father's death and returned to his hometown. He taught in the National Middle School of bandenau in his hometown of maubin. In 1931, he became the president of the school. After the Second World War, he successively served as director of information (1947), director of broadcasting (1948) and Secretary of the Information Department of the government (1949).
He served as Myanmar's representative to the United Nations from 1952 to 1953, secretary in charge of planning in the prime minister's office since 1953, Myanmar's permanent representative to the United Nations from 1957 to 1961, and vice president of the general assembly of the United Nations in 1959. In September 1961, after the death of UN Secretary General Hammarskj? LD in a plane crash, Wu Dan became Acting Secretary General of the United Nations on November 3 of the same year. On November 30, 1962, he was elected the Third Secretary General of the United Nations and was re elected in 1966. He retired after his term of office expired on January 1, 1972. During his tenure, he mediated the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the India Pakistan dispute in 1965 and the third Middle East war in 1967. On November 25, 1974, Wu Dan died of cancer in New York. Wu Dan is a devout Buddhist and an educator. He has written books on urban history, League of nations, Myanmar education and three volumes of Myanmar history after World War II.
Wu Dan has received honorary (Doctor of law) degrees from the following universities;
Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada (25 May 1962);
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (June 10, 1962);
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (June 12, 1962); Holyoke Hill College, South Hadley, Massachusetts (June 2, 1963); and;
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (June 13, 1963);
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (16 June 1963);
University of California, Berkeley, California (April 2, 1964);
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (3 April 1964);
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (June 8, 1964);
New York University, New York City (10 June 1964);
Moscow University in Moscow, Soviet Union (July 30, 1964);
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (22 May 1965);
Colby College, Waterville, Maine (June 6, 1965);
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (June 14, 1965);
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (28 May 1966);
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York (June 5, 1966);
Fordham University in the Bronx, New York City (June 8, 1966);
Manhattan College, New York City (June 14, 1966);
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (March 30, 1967);
Delhi University, New Delhi, India (13 April 1967);
University of Leeds, UK (May 26, 1967); Luwan University, Brussels, Belgium (April 10, 1968);
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (13 May 1968);
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (May 19, 1968);
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (29 May 1968);
The third College of Dublin University, Dublin, Ireland (12 July 1968);
Laval University, Quebec, Canada (31 May 1969);
Columbia University, New York City (3 June 1969);
University of the Philippines (11 April 1970) University of Syracuse (6 June 1970).
He also received the following honorary degrees:
First, doctor of theology of the global Church (11 May 1970);
Doctor of international law, Florida International University, Miami, Florida (25 January 1971);
J.D., University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut (March 23, 1971);
Honorary degree in civil law, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York (30 May 1971);
Doctor of humanities, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (June 7, 1971).
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