Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Former United Nations Secretary-General - Boutros Boutros Ghali Dies At 93

Boutros Boutros Ghali Former U.N SEC. GEN.

The Former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died. Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, president of the Security Council, confirmed the news this afternoon.

Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian, was 93 and served one five-year term as UN chief from 1992 to 1996. No further details were given on his death. As the United Nations' first secretary-general from Africa, Boutros-Ghali associated himself with the famine in Somalia and organized the first massive U.N. relief operation in the Horn of Africa nation. 

He was criticized for the U.N's failure to act during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and for not pushing hard enough for UN intervention to end Angola's civil war in the 1990s, which was
at the time one of the longest running conflicts in the world.