FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died.
The Egyptian politician and diplomat was 93 years old.
His death was announced by the UN Security Council this afternoon. Boutros-Ghali had served as the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992 until 1966.
Venezuela’s UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, made the announcement at the start of a meeting on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis today and asked members to rise for a moment of silence.
The 15 council members stood in silent tribute.