Former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

The UN Archives joins the rest of the United Nations community in mourning the death of former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. 

As Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s papers were deposited with the United Nations Archives after his 5-year term ended in 1996. Nearly 500 boxes contain records related to his responsibilities as chief administrative officer of the Secretariat and as chief coordinator of the legislative, political, socio-economic, and military bodies of the United Nations. This includes a variety of subjects, ranging from his travels across the globe to personal correspondence to coordination with other United Nations entities, such as  UNICEF, UNESCO and UNHCR. 

Under United Nations rules, non-sensitive  archives are released for public consultation after 20 years; the majority of former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali's archives are available for public consultation in the United Nations Archives reading room at the Organization's Headquarters in New York City. For more information, including instructions on how to make an appointment, please visit our search engine