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South Sudan

In 2011, what African country became the 193rd member on the United Nations?

ANS: SOUTH SUDAN

BAN KI-MOON

Who is the current Secretary-General of the United Nations?

ANS: BAN KI-MOON

Dag Hammarskjold

What United Nations Secretary-General was killed in a plane crash while negotiating a cease-fire in Africa?

ANS: DAG HAMMARSKJOLD

  • Secretaries General

    Trygve Lie of Norway, 1946-53
    Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden, 1953-61 (won posthumous Nobel Peace Prize)
    U-Thant of Burma, 1961-71
    Kurt Waldheim of Austria, 1972-81
    Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru, 1982-92
    Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt, 1992-96
    Kofi Annon of Ghana, 1997-2006
    Ban Ki-Moon of South Korea, 2007-
  • U S Ambassadors to the United Nations

    Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (1953-60)
    Adlai Stevenson (1961-65)
    George Bush (1971-73)
    Daniel Moynihan (1975-76)
    Andrew Young (1977-79)
    Jeanne Kirkpatrick (1981-85)
    Madeleine Albright (1993-96)
    Richard Holbrooke (1999-2001)
    John D. Negroponte (2001–2004)
    John Danforth (2004–2005)
    Susan Rice (2009-2013)
    Samantha Power (2013-)

    • Security Council Permanent Members

      China
      France
      Russia
      United Kingdom
      United States

    • Agencies of the United Nations

      International Monetary Fund (IMF)
      U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
      U.N. International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
      World Bank (in Washington, D.C.)
      World Health Organization (HQ in Vienna)
      International Court of Justice (at The Hague)
      United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

     

    There are currently 193 countries that are members of the United Nations

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