The Egyptian diplomat and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died today, February 16, at the age of 93 in Cairo.
Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died: Venezuelan UN Ambassador tells UN Security Council. pic.twitter.com/tIwqgdXowi— africanews (@africanews) February 16, 2016
The death of the first African Secretary General was announced today by the president of the UN Security Council, Rafael Ramirez.
The Security Council observed a minute’s silence for Boutros-Ghali who was admitted last week at a hospital in Cairo.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who is the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations was elected to head the position in January 1992 until December 1996. He was succeeded by another African, Ghanaian Kofi Annan.