United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs is head of The Department of Political Affairs (DPA). This basically is the chief and commander of the United Nations Army. This postion has almost always been held be a soviet.
“Promoting Peaceful, Political Solutions to Conflict The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) plays a central role in the United Nations’ efforts to prevent and resolve deadly conflict around the world through analysis and advice to the Secretary-General, support to mediation, elections and other peacebuilding efforts internationally and through political missions on the ground. With the support of UN Member States, DPA is evolving into a more mobile and agile platform for crisis response, capable of rapidly deploying mediation experts and other peacemaking expertise to the field and partnering effectively with regional organizations at the frontlines of conflicts.” -http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/undpa/
Jeffrey D. Feltman – 2012- U.S.A.
B. Lynn Pascoe – 2007-2012 U.S.A.
Ibrahim Gambari – 2005-2007 Nigeria
Kieran Prendergast – 1998-2005 Scotland
Marrack Goulding – 1993-1997 England
James O.C. Jonah – 1992-1994 Sierra Leone
Vladimir F. Petrovsky – 1992 USSR
Vasilly S. Safronchuk – 1987-1992 USSR
Viacheslav A. Ustinov – 1981-1986 USSR
Mikhail D. Sytenko – 1978-1981 USSR
Arkady N. Shevchenko – 1973-1978 Foreign Intelligence Service (Russia) then CIA USSR
Leonid N. Kutakov – 1968-1973 USSR
Alexei Efremovitch Nesterenko – 1965-1968 USSR
Valdimir Paulovich Suslov – 1963-1965 USSR
Eugeney D. Kiselev – 1962-1963 USSR
George Petrovich Arkadev – 1960-1962 USSR
Antoly Dobrynin – 1958-1959 USSR
Dragoslav Protich – 1954-1957 Yugoslavia
Ilya S. Tehernychev – 1953-1954 Yugoslavia
Constantine E. Zinchenko – 1949-1953 USSR
Arkady Alexandrovich Sobolev – 1946-1949 USSR