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UN honours Boutros-Ghali in Lagos

23 February 2016, 20:14Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – Members of the public have been invited to sign a condolence book the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Lagos has opened in honour of the deceased former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

The Egyptian born politician died on the February 16 in Cairo, the capital, at the age of 93.

“Members of the public are hereby invited to sign the condolence book at our office, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) 17, Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi Lagos, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and between 8: a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Fridays,” UNIC stated.

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The former Secretary General was the sixth Secretary-General and the first African Secretary General of the UN.

He served a five-year term from 1992 to 1996.

Current Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, praised the late for guiding the organization through the tumultuous early 1990’s and for helping shape the UN’s response to post-Cold War realities, drafting a seminal report on preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacekeeping.

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