Former Secretary General of the United Nations Boutros Ghali has died. He was 93.

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

The 15 council members stood in silent tribute.

Mr 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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