Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali dies

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Former UN secretary

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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