Pérez de Cuéllar

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Pé·rez de Cuél·lar

 (pĕr′əz də kwā′yär, pĕ′rĕs dĕ kwĕ′yär), Javier Born 1920.
Peruvian diplomat who served as secretary-general of the United Nations (1982-1991).
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Pérez de Cuéllar

(ˈpɛrɛs də ˈkweɪjɑː)
n
(Biography) Javier (ˈhævɪeɪ). born 1920, Peruvian diplomat and UN secretary-general (1982–91)
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Meanwhile, Ambassador Al-Ghunaim said a gallery depicting important international events had photos related to Kuwait included one of the former UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar prior to his visit to Baghdad in January 1991 in effort to end the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS Javier Perez de Cuellar, former UN secretary-general, 99; Richard Lester, film director, 87; Michael Crawford, actor, 77; Julian Barnes, author, 73; Dolly Parton, country singer, 73; Dennis Taylor, snooker commentator, 70; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor, 64; Stefan Edberg, former tennis player, 53; Jenson Button, racing driver, 39.
BIRTHDAYS: Javier Perez de Cuellar, former UN secretary general, 99; Richard Lester, film director, 87; Michael Crawford, actor, 77; Julian Barnes, author, 73; Dolly Parton, country singer, 73; Dennis Taylor, snooker commentator, 70; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor, 64; Stefan Edberg, former tennis player, 53; Jenson Button, racing driver, 39.
United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar met Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in Baghdad in a last bid to avoid war over his occupation of Kuwait.
1992: Egyptian diplomat Butros Butros Ghali became the sixth secretary-general of the UN, taking over from Javier Perez de Cuellar. ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: After rail fares increased by an average of 3.4% across Britain, passengers on Britain's railways were facing the largest fare increases for five years, figures revealed.
| 1992: Egyptian diplomat Butros Butros Ghali became the sixth secretary-general of the UN, taking over from Javier Perez de Cuellar. | ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: After rail fares increased by an average of 3.4% across Britain, passengers on Britain's railways were facing the largest | fare increases for five years, figures revealed.
The PLO leader made the request during a 90-minute meeting with UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, a UN spokesman said.
Javier Perez de Cuellar, former UN secretarygeneral, 98; Richard Lester, film director, 86; Michael Crawford, actor, 76; Julian Barnes, author, 72; Dolly Parton, country singer, 72; Dennis Taylor, snooker commentator, 69; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor, 63; Stefan Edberg, former tennis player, 52; Jenson Button, racing driver, 38.
Javier Perez de Cuellar served in Cyprus from 1975-1977 and as UNSG from 1982-1991.
Le SG de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, qui pourrait faire sous peu une visite dans la region pour relancer les negociations entre le Maroc et le Polisario, reussira-t-il a faire mieux que ses predecesseurs (Kurt Waldheim, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Butros Boutros Ghali et Kofi Annan) ?
(22) For example, UNSG Javier Perez de Cuellar insisted that the UN should not intervene in sovereign member elections even as he agreed to make an exception and send election observers to Nicaragua.