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Kurt Waldheim (1918- ) was the fourth UN Secretary-General (1971-81). Previously, he was Austria’s permanent representative to the UN (1964-68) and its foreign minister (1968-71). He had earlier served as chairman of the Safeguards Committee on the International Atomic Energy Agency and on the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. After failing to be elected to a third term, he was elected President of Austria in 1986. He was born in Austria and educated at the Vienna Consular Academy and the University of Vienna. He is the author of The Austrian Example and Kurt Waldheim: In the Eye of the Storm.

 

 
   
 
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