Boutros Boutros-ghali

Picture of Boutros Boutros-ghali

Date of Birth: 11/14/1922

Age: 94

Place of birth: Cairo

Citizenship: Egypt


Mr. Boutros-Ghali, for many years engaged in international affairs as a diplomat, jurist, scholar and author of many published works.

In 1987 he became a member of the Egyptian Parliament, and since 1980 was a member of the secretariat of the National Democratic Party. Before taking office, the United Nations Secretary-General, he was also Vice-President of the Socialist International.

From 1979 to 1991, Mr. Boutros-Ghali was a member of the International Law Commission: he is also a member of the International Commission of Jurists. He is a member of many professional and scientific associations, due to his previous work in the field of law, international relations and political science; in particular, he is a member of the Institute of International Law, the International Institute of Human Rights, the African Society of Political Studies and the Academy of Social and Political Sciences (French Academy, Paris).

For four decades, Mr. Boutros-Ghali participated in numerous meetings and meetings dealing with international law, human rights, economic and social development, decolonization, the Middle East problem, international humanitarian law, the rights of ethnic and other minorities, non-alignment, development in the Mediterranean region and Afro-Arab cooperation.

In September 1978, Mr. Boutros-Ghali participated in the Camp David Summit and contributed to the conclusion of the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel, which were signed in 1979. He repeatedly led his country`s delegation participating in the meetings of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as in the Conference of Heads of State and Government of France and the African States. He was also the head of the Egyptian delegation to the General Assembly in 1979, 1982 and 1990.

Mr. Boutros-Ghali in 1949 received the University of Paris a Ph.D. in international law. His doctoral dissertation was devoted to the analysis of the activities of regional organizations. Mr. Boutros-Ghali also holds a Bachelor of Law from Cairo University in 1946, as well as separate diplomas University of Paris in the field of political science, economics and public law.

From 1949 to 1977, Mr. Boutros-Ghali was Professor of International Law and International Relations at Cairo University. From 1974 to 1977 he was a member of the Central Committee and the Political Bureau of the Arab Socialist Union.

As part of their professional and scientific activities of Mr. Boutros-Ghali, as a Fulbright scholar engaged in research work at Columbia University (1954-1955 years), he was the director of the research center of The Hague Academy of International Law (1963 and 1964) and visiting professor of legal Faculty of the University of Paris (1967 and 1968 years). He has lectured on international law and international relations at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin and North America.

Since 1965, Mr. Boutros-Ghali was President of the Egyptian Society of International Law; since 1975 - head of the Political and Strategic Studies Center ( "Al-Ahram"); 1978 godachlenom Administrative Council of curators of the Hague Academy of International Law; since 1978 - member of the Scientific Committee of the World Peace Academy (Menton, France); 1979 - corresponding member of the Institute of International Relations (Rome). From 1971 to 1979 he was a member of the Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the International Labour Organization. Mr. Boutros-Ghali also founded the magazine "Al-Ahram al-Iqtisadi", which he edited from 1960 to 1975, and the quarterly publication, "Al-Siyassa al-Dawla," which he edited until December 1991.

Mr. Boutros-Ghali is the author of over 100 published works and numerous articles on regional and international affairs, law and diplomacy, and political science.

Throughout his career, Mr. Boutros-Ghali has received awards and awards of 24 countries, among which, besides Egypt, include Belgium, Italy, Colombia, Guatemala, France, Ecuador, Argentina, Nepal, Luxembourg, Portugal, Niger, Mali, Mexico, Greece, Chile, Brunei Darussalam, Germany, Peru, Cote d`Ivoire, Denmark, Central African Republic, Sweden and the Republic of Korea. He was also awarded the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

He is an Honorary Doctor of Law, Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (September 1992); honorary doctor of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (January 1993); the winner of the Prize. Christian A. Herter, awarded by the Council on Foreign Relations, Boston (March 1993); honorary doctor of the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (April 1993); the winner of the "Fighter for Peace" Prize, awarded by the Italian Foundation "to join forces in the struggle for peace" (July 1993); honorary doctor of the University of Laval, Quebec (August 1993); winner of the award "Crystal Star" them. Arthur A. Houghton Jr., awarded for outstanding achievements of African-American Institute, New York (November 1993).

In addition, Mr. Boutros-Ghali is an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow (April 1994); honorary foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (April 1994); foreign honorary member of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk (April 1994); honorary doctor of Madrid University. Carlos III (April 1994); an honorary degree of the Faculty of International Relations at Georgetown University, Washington, DC (May 1994); the degree of Honorary Doctor of International Law Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (August 1994); the degree of Honorary Doctor of the University of Bucharest (October 1994), Baku State University (October 1994), Yerevan State University (November 1994), the University of Haifa (February 1995), the University of Vienna (February 1995) and the University of Melbourne (April 1995) ; an honorary Doctor of Law, Carleton University, Canada (November 1995). He was elected to the Board of Berkeley College at Yale University (March 1995) and is the winner of the prize. Onassis for contribution to international understanding and social progress (July 1995). He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Montesquieu rights in Bordeaux, France (March 1996) and the title of "Korea" an honorary doctorate from the University of Seoul, Republic of Korea (April 1996).

Mr. Boutros-Ghali was born in Cairo on November 14, 1922. Wife - Liyya Maria Boutros-Ghali.