Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

    Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

    Feb 16, Geneva: The former secretary-general of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died at the age of 93 on Tuesday.

    He died at a Cairo hospital, Egypt's state news agency said, after reportedly being admitted with a broken pelvis. His death was confirmed by Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, the president of the UN Security Council.

    As an Egyptian, Boutros-Ghali was the first Arab to hold the UN's top position.

    According to the media reports, 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.

    The 15-member Security Council observed a minute's silence. 

    No further details on his death were immediately available.

    The Oslo Times


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