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Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Illustration) World History Government

Boutros Boutros-Ghali served as the sixth United Nations Secretary-General.

His official biography, at the UN's web site, provides (among other things) the following information about him:

"Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali became the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations on 1 January 1992, when he began a five-year term. At the time of his appointment by the General Assembly on 3 December 1991, Mr. Boutros-Ghali had been Deputy Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt since May 1991 and had served as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from October 1977 until 1991. 

"Mr. Boutros-Ghali has had a long association with international affairs as a diplomat, jurist, scholar and widely published author. 

"He became a member of the Egyptian Parliament in 1987 and was part of the secretariat of the National Democratic Party from 1980. Until assuming the office of Secretary-General of the United Nations, he was also Vice-President of the Socialist International. 

"...In September 1978, Mr. Boutros-Ghali attended the Camp David Summit Conference and had a role in negotiating the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel, which were signed in 1979. He led many delegations of his country to meetings of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, as well as to the Summit Conference of the French and African Heads of State. He also headed Egypt's delegation to the General Assembly sessions in 1979, 1982 and 1990. 

"Mr. Boutros-Ghali received a Ph.D. in international law from Paris University in 1949. His thesis was on the study of regional organizations. Mr. Boutros-Ghali also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, received from Cairo University in 1946, as well as separate diplomas in political science, economics and public law from Paris University."

 

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5124stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 25, 2014

Updated Last Revision: Apr 15, 2015


Media Credits

Photo, Library of Congress.

Information and quotes, UN web page on Boutros-Ghali.

 

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