Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Former UN chief dies at age100

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar who was the Former UN chief and Peruvian Prime Minister has died aged 100.

His son told local radio station RPP he died at his home in Peru.

Throughout his two tenure as UN Secretary-General, he brokered peace contracts in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

One of his key accomplishments was negotiating a ceasefire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 after eight years of war.

The present UN Secretary-General António Guterres,, said in a statement that he was “profoundly saddened” by the news.

Mr. Guterres said further “He was an accomplished statesman, a committed diplomat and a personal inspiration who left a profound impact on the United Nations and our world,”

In a tweet, Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra called Mr Pérez de Cuéllar “a full-hearted democrat who dedicated his entire life to work to enlarge our country”.

Mr. Pérez de Cuéllar studied law at the Catholic University of Lima before going for a diplomatic career with Peru’s foreign ministry.

Mr Pérez de Cuéllar work for embassies across Europe and Latin America, and joined Peru’s delegation to the first UN General Assembly in 1946.

At the UN he directed the persuasive Security Council and, as a unique agent, handled a harmony bargain among Greece and Turkey in 1974, after the Turkish intrusion of Cyprus.

In 1981 he was named as the UN’s fifth Secretary-General – its first from Latin America – and drove the universal body during probably the most basic long stretches of the Cold War among America and the Soviet Union.

Beside the Iran-Iraq war, before his second’s over a term in 1991, he had assisted with consummation threats in Western Sahara, and common wars in El Salvador, Cambodia, and Nicaragua.

As UN boss, he likewise made sure about the withdrawal of Soviet powers from Afghanistan and interceded Namibian autonomy from South Africa.

He made a fruitless offer for Peru’s administration in 1995, losing to the nation’s profoundly troublesome pioneer Alberto Fujimori.

After Mr. Fujimori’s surrendered in 2000 in the midst of pay off outrage, Mr. Pérez de Cuéllar quickly filled in as Foreign Minister and Prime Minister, helping the between time government to convey free and reasonable decisions.

The nation’s recently chosen President Alejandro Toledo later designated him as minister to France.

Friday is planned for a funeral.

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