Thant Myint-U

Portrait Thant Myint-U
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Thant Myint-U is the grandson of the previous UN General Secretary U Thant and was born in New York in 1966. He studied history at Harvard and Cambridge and specialized in British-Asian colonial history. Among other things he has worked for Human Rights Watch and taken part in UN peacekeeping missions in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia. He has occupied various posts in the UNO since 2000.

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