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