Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was appointed as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General Assembly on 13 October, 2016. The 193 member states of the General Assembly adopted the resolution by acclamation, appointing 67-year-old Mr. Guterres as the ninth U.N. Secretary-General to take over from Ban Ki-moon, whose tenure will end on December 31, 2016.

Secretary-General Dates in office Country of origin UN Regional Group
António Guterres

1 January, 2017 – present

Portugal Western European & Others
Ban Ki-moon 1 January, 2007 – 31 December, 2016 South Korea Asia-Pacific
Kofi Annan

1 January, 1997 – 31 December, 2006

Ghana African
Boutros Boutros-Ghali 1 January, 1992 – 31 December, 1996 Egypt African & Arab
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar 1 January, 1982 – 31 December, 1991 Peru Latin American & Caribbean
Kurt Waldheim 1 January, 1972 – 31 December, 1981 Austria Western European & Others
U Thant 30 November, 1961 – 31 December, 1971 Burma Asia-Pacific
Dag Hammarskjöld 10 April 1953 – 18 September, 1961 Sweden Western European & Others
Trygve Lie 2 February, 1946 – 10 November, 1952 Norway Western European & Others
Gladwyn Jebb 24 October, 1945 – 1 February, 1946 United Kingdom Western European & Others