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3Qs: Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s biggest achievement was ‘largely unheralded’

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Denise Garcia, Sadeleer Research Fac­ulty and asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence and inter­na­tional affairs, explains the chal­lenges Boutros-​​Ghali faced as the first African to serve as U.N. secretary-general as well as his greater con­tri­bu­tions to the global community.

Boutros Boutros-​​Ghali, the first African to serve as U.N. secretary-​​general, died on Tuesday at the age of 93. Boutros-​​Ghali, who served from 1992 to 1996, oversaw the inter­gov­ern­mental orga­ni­za­tion during a tumul­tuous time in inter­na­tional diplo­macy. An inter­na­tional law expert and former for­eign min­ister of Egypt, he was at the helm of the U.N. during the Rwandan Geno­cide, the break-​​up of Yugoslavia, and the con­flict in Somalia.

Here, Denise Garcia, Sadeleer Research Fac­ulty and asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence and inter­na­tional affairs at North­eastern, explains the chal­lenges Boutros-​​Ghali faced as well as his greater con­tri­bu­tions to the global community.

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