UN pays homage to U Thant
UN: United Nations has highlighted the significance of the services
rendered by former UN Secretary General U Thant for more than a decade
(1961-1971), to mark his birth anniversary.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon paid homage in a message to the
third UN Secretary General, who died in 1974.
The Burmah diplomat assumed as UN Secretary General after the death
of his predecessor Dag Hammarskjold in a plane accident.
As part of the tribute to U Thant, Ban Ki-Moon defined him as a
statesman with skill and constant persistence who knew how to run UN
during a decade full of changes.
He also recalled his role in several world important events, among
which he mentioned the so-called Crisis of the Caribbean in 1961.
“His values of world solidarity and his ideas that UN role must
always be centered on dignity and the well-being of people are currently
the most important part of our job”, UN Secretary General said.