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Meaning of U Thant in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF U THANT

ˈuː  ˈθænt play
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WHAT DOES U THANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

U Thant

U Thant was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971. A native of Pantanaw, Thant was educated at the National High School and at the Rangoon University. In the days of tense political climate in Burma, he held moderate views positioning himself between fervent nationalists and British loyalists. He was a close friend of Burma's first Prime Minister U Nu and served various positions in Nu's cabinet from 1948 to 1961. Thant had a calm and unassuming demeanor which won his colleagues' respect. He was appointed as Secretary-General in 1961 when his predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld died in an air crash. In his first term, Thant facilitated 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 global catastrophe. In December 1962, Thant ordered the Operation Grand Slam which ended secessionist insurgency in Congo. He was reappointed as Secretary-General on 2nd December 1966 by a unanimous vote of the Security Council. In his second term, Thant was well-known for publicly criticizing American conduct in the Vietnam War.
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WORDS RELATING TO «U THANT»

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吴丹
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U Thant
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U Thant
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यू थांट
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يو ثانت
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У Тан
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U Thant
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U Thant
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U Thant
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ウ·タント
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U 탄트
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U Thant
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U Thant
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U Thant
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У Тан
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U Thant
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Ου Θαντ
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U Thant
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U Thant
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U Thant
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «U THANT»

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The River of Lost Footsteps
This is the story of modern Burma, and a narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and appalling.
autorThant Myint-U, 2011
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The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority: Ethics and ...
U Thant is pronounced “Oo Thawnt,” though Burmese frequently make the final “t” a silent one. The prefix U shows respect and is roughly equivalent to the English word “mister” (literally “uncle”). Like many Burmese, Thant had only one name.
autorKent J. Kille, 2007
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Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev
After Hammarskjold died in the plane crash [on September 11, 1961],31 the candidacy of U Thant was put forward during the process of electing a new secretary-general. I don't know who first proposed him. I was acquainted with U Thant.
autorNikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Sergeĭ Khrushchev, 2007
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Public Papers of the Secretaries-General of the United ...
Volume I : Trygve Lie(1946-1953) Edited by Andrew W. Cordier and Wilder Foote The first three Secretaries-General of the United Nations, Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, and U Thant, have played a much greater part in international affairs ...
autorAndrew Wellington Cordier, Wilder Foote, Max Harrelson, 1969
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Malaysia
After the Summit meeting, on 8 August, U Thant was informed that the United Kingdom would co-operate in such measures as he thought necessary to carry out ascertainment, on the assumptions that he could complete this task in time to  ...
autor‎2004
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Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia
Since ancient times, China and India have been separated not only by the towering summits of the Himalayas, but also by a vast expanse of near impenetrable jungle, hostile tribes and remote inland kingdoms, stretching a thousand miles from ...
autorThant Myint-U, 2011
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Six Days of War
But nothing prepared them for his rejection of U Thant's moratorium idea. The entire crisis, he explained, was a fabrication intended to malign the Arabs and justify aggression. "The USSR does not see sufficient grounds for such a hasty ...
autorMichael Oren, 2010
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Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate ...
When former UN Secretary-General U Thant died in New York on November 25, 1974, his body and funeral became politicized as a struggle between the stu- dents of Burma and Ne Win's government. In New York, U Thant's body was laid in ...
autorJohn G. Dale, 2011
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Six Days in June: How Israel Won the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
Unfortunately, Garnal Abdel Nasser reckoned without knowing the mind of U.N. Secretary General U Thant. Legalistic to a fault, U Thant at first resisted Cairo's order on moral grounds, but he soon conceded that Egypt indeed had the right to  ...
autorEric Hammel, 2001
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Dr Maung Maung: Gentleman, Scholar, Patriot
It is widely believed that U Thant acted as the go-between. When U Nu fell in love he wrote poetry aflame with emotion and dedicated them, one and all, to the dear lady. When U Thant fell in love he wrote letters to the editor, and articles, and a ...
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «U THANT»

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CSOs form alliance for monitoring, education
U Thant Sin was formerly program director at the New Myanmar Foundation, a voter education group which observed the 2010 elections. He stepped down to ... «Myanmar Times, Jun 15»
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Myanmar rejects Mahathir's push for ASEAN expulsion
Deputy Foreign Minister U Thant Kyaw told The Myanmar Times that Mr Mahathir's views, set out in a speech in Kuala Lumpur on June 12, showed the former ... «Myanmar Times, Jun 15»
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The Gaze as 'little object a': Bangladesh at the United Nations in 1971
U Thant (1909-1974) was the third secretary general of the United Nations. His nomination there was both a reflection of the Cold War era as of some growing ... «The Daily Star, Mar 15»
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MPPE pledges crackdown on weak petrol stations
U Thant Zin said he pledged to crack down on poor quality or devious stations. “We will terminate licences for distributors and importers, temporarily or ... «Myanmar Times, Mar 15»
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50@50: UN Secretary General attends FIU's official groundbreaking
We continue this weekly series with Betty Perry, wife of FIU's first president Charles Perry, recalling a visit to FIU by UN Secretary General U Thant for the ... «FIU News, Feb 15»
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Forty years on, fresh images emerge of U Thant's funeral
But then U Thant, former secretary-general of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971, died of cancer in a hospital in New York on November 25. News soon ... «Myanmar Times, Dec 14»
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Government rejects repatriation reports
While Myanmar officials have confirmed the country is considering accepting 2415 confirmed Myanmar nationals for repatriation, U Thant Kyaw has since ... «Myanmar Times, Sep 14»
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The Same Until You Shuffle
The result will name a hit song of the 1990s. Who is the leader, and what is the song? Answer: U Thant (third Secretary-General of the United Nations), "Thank ... «NPR, Aug 14»
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Blue plaques to mark Yangon's heritage
Yangon City Hall is the first building to receive a blue plaque from Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) marking its historical importance. U Thant Myint-U (right) unveils ... «Myanmar Times, Aug 14»
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Conversation with Burmese Publisher, Library Advocate U Thant
ThantThawKaung Publisher U Thant Thaw Kaung, head of the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation and the mobile library project under the Daw ... «The Asia Foundation - In Asia, Jul 14»
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