Who was the Acting Secretary-General from late 1950 to early 1951 and why?
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In late December 1950 and early 1951, Secretary-General Trygve Lie traveled to Europe to spend the holidays with his family. Following the holidays, he traveled to Geneva, Paris, and London in search of a venue for the 6th regular session of the General Assembly (eventually held in Paris).

Before his departure, the Secretary-General appointed then Assistant Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. David K. Owen, to perform as Acting Secretary-General during his absence from New York.

See press release SG/135 of 21 December 1950 for more details.

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