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Boutros-Ghali, Boutros

Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 93 years of age.
Nationality: Egyptian
Categories: Diplomat

1922 – Born in Cairo on the 14th of November.

1946 – He graduated from Cairo University.

1949 – He earned a Ph.D. in international law from the University of Paris as well as a diploma in international relations from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.

1954-1955 – He was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Columbia University.

1963-1964 – Director of the Centre of Research of the Hague Academy of International Law.

1967-1968 – Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law at Paris University.

1975 – He became President of the Centre of Political and Strategic Studies.

1977 – He was appointed Professor of International Law and International Relations at Cairo University.

         – He had served as Egypt’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

1991 – Elected to the top post of the UN, Boutros-Ghali’s term in office remains controversial.

1996 – Ten Security Council members, led by African members Egypt, Guinea-Bissau and Botswana, sponsored a resolution backing Boutros-Ghali for a second five-year term, until the year 2001.

1997 – Boutros-Ghali was Secretary-General of La Francophonie, an organisation of French-speaking nations.

2003-2006 – He served as the Chairman of the Board of the South Centre, an intergovernmental research organisation of developing countries.

2007 – In April, Boutros-Ghali supports the "Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly" and was one of the initial signatories of the Campaign’s appeal.