U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali died at the age of 93 and the sad announcement was made during a meeting on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis on Feb. 15.
General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is dead. The Egyptian politician died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt after being admitted for a broken pelvis, according to the Washington Post. He was the sixth secretary-general of the United Nations and his death definitely comes as a shock.
General Boutros was once a friend of the United States and then became the enemy. Madeleine K. Albright led the movement to keep him from being reelected in 1996 as the U.N. Secretary General and Kofi Annan took his place. He was originally elected on Nov. 22, 1991, for a five-year term. After losing the election he went back to Egypt where he taught International law at Cairo University. He was famously a Christian which actually hurt his career in some instances. He was unable to become the foreign minister of Egypt because the country made it that only a Muslim could be in that position.
General Boutros married Maria Leia, an Egyptian Jew, after getting his law degree from Cairo University. He went on to get a doctorate in international law from the University of Paris.