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List of notable or famous United Nations employees, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list is a directory of the best United Nations employees, showcasing only the most prominent United Nations employees of all time. This list features past and present top United Nations managers, including both current and retired United Nations executives and alumni. Well-known United Nations staff along with current and former United Nations employees were and still are crucial to the company's success, as without these hard working men and women United Nations would never be what it is today.

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Abdul Rahman Pazhwak was an Afghan poet and diplomat. He was educated in Afghanistan and started out his career as a journalist, but eventually joined the foreign ministry. During the 1950s he became ambassador to the United Nations, and served as president of the UN General Assembly from 1966 to 1967. During the early 1970s he served for short periods as Afghan ambassador to West Germany and India. In 1976 he became ambassador to the United Kingdom. He served in that position until the 1978 communist coup. He then returned to Afghanistan and was put under house arrest. He was allowed to leave for medical treatment in 1982. He received asylum in the United States, where he lived until 1991, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

Birthplace: Ghazni, Afghanistan

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Ban Ki-moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top United Nations Employees
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Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations after succeeding Kofi Annan in 2007. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from university, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India. In the foreign ministry, he established a reputation for modesty and competence. Ban was the foreign minister of South Korea from January 2004 to November 2006. In February 2006 he began to campaign for the office of Secretary-General. Ban was initially considered a long shot for the office. As foreign minister of South Korea, however, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Birthplace: Eumseong County, South Korea

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Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top United Nations Employees
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Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan

Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan was a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving twenty-two years in the UN. He was appointed to the United Nations in 1956, as Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Asia and Far East. In 1958, he was appointed Under-Secretary for Special Political Questions in the U.N., to work directly under the U.N. Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld, and with Nobel laureate Ralph Bunch. In 1961, he became Chef de Cabinet in the U.N. His last post was as Under Secretary-General before retirement in 1978. In 2001, he received India's second highest honor Padma Vibhushan. He also wrote an English translation of the Mahābhārata based on ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1915-2003)

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top United Nations Employees
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th and current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'état, after which she left Liberia and held senior positions at various financial institutions. She placed a distant second in the 1997 presidential election. Later, she was elected President in the 2005 presidential election and took office on 16 January 2006. A peace movement called Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace led to her election, making Liberia the first African nation with a female president. The story is told in the 2008 documentary film Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Sirleaf is the first ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

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