UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council has announced the death of former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Venezuela's U.N. Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, made the announcement at the start of a meeting on Yemen's humanitarian crisis Tuesday and asked members to rise for a moment of silence.
The 15 council members stood in silent tribute.
Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian politician and diplomat, was the sixth secretary-general of the United Nations, serving from January 1992 to December 1996.
UN announces death of former UN chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali