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 (bo͞o′trōs-gä′lē), Boutros 1922-2016.
Egyptian diplomat who served as secretary-general of the United Nations (1992-1996).
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(ˈbu trɔsˈgɑ li)
Boutros, born 1922, Egyptian diplomat: secretary-general of the United Nations 1992–1996.
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When Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali established the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in 1992, Annan was appointed to the new department as Deputy to then Under-Secretary-General Marrack Goulding.
In this file photo taken on December 16, 1996 UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (R) shakes hands with Ghana's Kofi Annan (L), his recommended successor, at UN headquarters in New York.
The statement added that Annan, who succeeded Boutros Boutros-Ghali as UN leader, was a "son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa".
In 1993, UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali nominated him undersecretary-general for peacekeeping, putting him in charge of 75,000 peacekeepers around the world.
The best of these was Rhyme Time, which not only showed Len Goodman how to use rhyme in a game show format properly, but also threw up the best gag you'll hear on telly this week when Al Murray coupled Bob Marley with Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
The archives include, among others, the full texts of Vassiliou`s talks on the Cyprus problem with the then Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, under the auspices of the then UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar and his successor Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
A UN mission, MINURSO, is based in Laayoune where previous UN chiefs Kofi Annan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali have visited during their mandates.
SIR - Seeing Russia as the aggressor in Eastern Europe is to view America as innocent of all aggression in its Nato-led vision of a new world order, instead of the late Boutros Boutros-Ghali's Agenda for Peace, put forward in 1992, as the best peace proposal for the UN when he called on member governments to create a standby peace-keeping army.
It was with infinite sadness that one heard the news of the passing away of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former secretary-general of the UN.
NEW YORK, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- The UN General Assembly convened a special session on Thursday to pay tribute to Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the UN secretary-general between January 1992 and December 1996 who passed away two days ago at the age of 93.
FORMER United Nations secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died in a Cairo hospital.