Former UN boss, Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Former UN boss, Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

- Former UN Secretary General, Boutros Broutros-Ghali has died at age 93

- He died after a short battle with a broken pelvic.

-Boutros Broutros Ghali was thje first African UN boss; his five years [ 1992-1996] in office were clouded by controversy, especially about perceived UN inaction over the 1994 Rwandan genocide and Angolan civil war of the 1990s.

Former UN boss, Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

As an Egyptian, Mr Boutros-Ghali was the first Arab to serve as UN chief.

Former the United Nations Secretary General from January 1992 to December 1996, Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died.

The former secretary general of the UN was 93.

According to a state news agency, he died at the Cairo hospital on Tuesday after being admitted with a broken pelvis.

The death of Boutros-Ghali was confirmed by Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, the Venezuelan ambassador to the UN and current president of the UN Security Council.

He as the first African to become the UN chief.

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He took office in 1992 at a time of increasing influence for the world body following its decisive role in the Gulf War, serving one five-year term.

Boutros-Ghali served as the Deputy Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt from May 1991 until he was designated as Secretary General. Previously, he served as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from October 1997 until 1991.

Boutros-Ghali was born in Cairo, Egypt on Nov. 14 1922, and was married to Leia Maria Boutros-Ghali.

 

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