(1909–74), Burmese statesman. He served as the representative of Burma (Myanmar) to the United Nations 1957–61 before becoming UN secretary-general 1961–71. As secretary general, he worked to settle the 1962 Cuban missile crisis diplomatically, to end the Congolese civil war in 1962, and to keep peace in Cyprus in 1964.
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