He added that the secretary-general condemned any form of racial discrimination and genocide. V. His further service in the Wehrmacht from 1942 to 1945 was subject of the international dispute in 1985 and 1986.
While he was running for President in Austria in 1985 his service as an intelligence officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II caused obvious international controversy. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981 and the ninth President of Austria from 1986 to 1992. The Wehrmacht was the Armed forces of Nazi Germany.