Former United Nations Secretary General has passed away on Tuesday after being admitted days earlier due to breaking his leg, Egypt’s state-run Ahram Online reported.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the first African Secretary-General was an Egyptian diplomat prior to becoming the sixth United Nations General Secretary.
“The current head of the U.N Security Council and Venezuela’s U.N ambassador Rafael Ramirez Carreno also announced the former leader’s death after which representatives from the council’s 15 current members stood for a moment of silence,” reported Greg Botelho, CNN.
Ban Ki-moon, current Secretary-General praised the 93 year old former leader as, “a memorable leader who rendered invaluable services to world peace and international order,” noting he stepped up during “ a time when the world increasingly turned to the United Nations for solutions to its problems in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War.” Greg also reported.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali became the sixth General Secretary in January 1992 and left office in 1996 after serving one term.
“An Agenda for Peace;” a report analyzing various measures to strengthen U.N capacity for preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacekeeping, will forever remain his lasting legacy.