Documenting the Life and Achievements of Former UN Secretary-General Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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Former UN Secretary-General, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, passed away on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 at the age of 93. The BA had begun negotiations with Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali before his passing to document his life and his intellectual, scientific, and political works within the Memory of Egypt Project, as he is considered to be one of the most prominent Egyptian diplomats with a history of outstanding achievements.

The late diplomat worked as professor of international law and international relations at Cairo University from 1949 to 1977. He also worked as director of the Centre of Research of The Hague Academy of International Law (1963–1964). He was appointed as minister of foreign affairs during both the Mubarak and Sadat presidencies. He then became the first Arab secretary-general of the United Nations (1992–1996). After his term in the UN, Boutros-Ghali became secretary-general of the International Organization of La Francophonie. His latest official post was director of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt, which he resigned from in 2011.

The Memory of Egypt Project has documented the history of the Boutros family, which includes many distinguished figures who have contributed to shaping Egypt’s history since the ‘Urabi Revolt, the Sudan Agreement, the 1919 Revolution, the 1936 Revolution, until the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty and the Camp David Accords, and reaching down to the family member who became the first Arab to be appointed in the distinguished position of secretary-general of the United Nations.