Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dead at 93

Former United Nations secretary general Boutros Boutros Ghali delivers a speech on the first day of the Arab-African Dialogue on Democracy and Human Rights at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on December 7, 2009. AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLE (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
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United Nations (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has announced the death of former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Venezuela’s U.N. Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, made the announcement at the start of a meeting on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis Tuesday and asked members to rise for a moment of silence.

The 15 council members stood in silent tribute.

 Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian politician and diplomat, was the sixth secretary-general of the United Nations, serving from January 1992 to December 1996.

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