Boutros Boutros-Ghali (BBG)

SouthViews No. 125, 22 February 2016

Boutros Boutros-Ghali – The Nobility of Ideas and Ideals

By Roberto Savio

In memory of the former United Nations Secretary-General and former Chair of the Board of the South Centre.

It is no coincidence that Boutros Boutros-Ghali (BBG), who died on February 16, was the only Secretary-General in the history of the United Nations to have served only one of the two terms that have always been allowed. The United States vetoed his re-election, in spite of the favourable vote of the other members of the Security Council. He was considered too independent. (more…)


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