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The Top United Nations Employees

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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.

List is made up of people like Claudia Cardinale and Kofi Annan.

This renowned United Nations employees list answers the questions, "What famous people have worked at United Nations?" and "Who are the most famous United Nations employees?"
  • Abdul Rahman Pazhwak (Persian: عبدالرحمن پژواک‎; born March 7, 1919 – June 8, 1995) was an Afghan poet and diplomat. He was educated in Afghanistan and started 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 Saur Revolution. He then returned to Afghanistan and was put under house arrest. He was allowed to leave for medical treatment in 1982 and... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)
    • Birthplace: Ghazni, Afghanistan
  • Ban Ki-moon (; Korean: 반기문; Hanja: 潘基文; Korean pronunciation: [pan.ɡi.mun]; born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean politician and diplomat who served as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. 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. 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 to be a long shot for the... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Eumseong County, South Korea
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    Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan

    Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top United Nations Employees
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    Chakravarthi Vijayaraghava Narasimhan MBE, ICS (21 May 1915, Madras, India - 2 November 2003, Chennai, India) was an Indian Civil Service officer and a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving twenty-two years in the UN. Born in Madras, he was educated at St. Joseph's College, Tiruchi, the University of Madras and Oxford University. He entered the Indian Civil Service in September 1937. As a Deputy Secretary in the Development Department of the Madras Government, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1946 New Year Honours.He transferred to the service of the new Union Government in 1950, joining the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1953,... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1915-2003)
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
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    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    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 a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa. Ellen Eugenia Johnson was born in Monrovia to a Gola father and Kru-German mother. She was educated at the College of West Africa. She completed her education in the United States, where she studied at Madison Business College and Harvard University. She returned to Liberia to work in William Tolbert's government as Deputy Minister of Finance from 1971 to 1974. Later she worked again in the West, for the World Bank in the Caribbean and Latin America. Sirleaf returned to Liberia, where she was... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia


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