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Former UN Secretary General Boutros-Ghali dies aged 93

February 16, 2016, 19:58 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS

Boutros Boutros-Ghali served as sixth UN Secretary General from 1992 to 1996

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Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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UNITED NATIONS, February 16. /TASS/. Egyptian diplomat Boutros Boutros-Ghali who served as sixth UN Secretary General from 1992 to 1996 has died aged 93.

The president of the UN Security Council, Venezuelan Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, announced Boutros-Ghali's death at the opening of Tuesday’s session on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The 15 council members observed a minute’s silence.

Boutros-Ghali oversaw the UN at a time when it dealt with several world crises, including the break-up of Yugoslavia and the Rwandan Genocide.

He was the only UN chief not re-elected for the second five-year term because of the US veto.


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