Definitions for u thantˈu ˈtɑnt, ˈθɑnt, ˈθænt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word u thant

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

U Thantˈu ˈtɑnt, ˈθɑnt, ˈθænt(n.)

  1. 1909–74, Burmese statesman: secretary-general of the United Nations 1962–71.

    Category: Biography

Freebase

  1. U Thant

    U Thant was a Burmese diplomat and served as the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. He was chosen for the post when his predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld, died in September 1961. One of his most noteworthy accomplishments during his tenure as Secretary General was his valuable assistance in facilitating the negotiations between U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis, thereby narrowly averting the possibility of a major global catastrophe. "U" is an honorific in Burmese, roughly equal to "Mr". "Thant" was his only name. In Burmese he was known as Pantanaw U Thant, in reference to his home town of Pantanaw.

Translation

Find a translation for the u thant definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these u thant definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"u thant." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/u thant>.

Are we missing a good definition for u thant?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for u thant: