U Thant and the Planet Earth


What do you wish future historians from another planet say about us humans? U Thant once asked rhetorically what we wish future historians from another planet to say about us [...]

U Thant and the UNV Programme


One of the legacy of U Thant is the establishment of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in 1970. Here is a copy of U Thant’s letter to President Nixon advocating [...]

U Thant and the UNDP


The UNDP is – to some extent – U Than’t creation.  U Thant made the 1960s the “Decade of Development.”  The UNDP was set up in [...]

U Thant and the Earth Day


U Thant was a passionate advocate of environmental protection during his tenure as UN Secretary-General. His efforts led to the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1972 [...]