Former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died, the U.N. Security Council president announced Tuesday.
Boutros-Ghali was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Egyptian-born politician and diplomat served in the office from 1992 to 1996.
He was admitted to a Cairo hospital last week.
Boutros-Ghali was 93.
"As Secretary-General, he presided over a dramatic rise in U.N. peacekeeping. He also presided over a time when the world increasingly turned to the United Nations for solutions to its problems, in the immediate aftermath of the cold war, current U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon said.
VOA's United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer contributed to this report