Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
on the death of Kurt Waldheim
The Secretary-General learned with sadness of the passing of Kurt Waldheim, the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations and former President of Austria.
The Secretary-General notes that Mr. Waldheim served the United Nations at a crucial period in the history of the Organization, from 1972 to 1981. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to Mr. Waldheim's family, as well as to the Austrian Government and people.
New York, 14 June 2007