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Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General Brian Urquhart died at the age of 101

Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General Brian Urquhart died at the age of 101

The picture shows Sir Brian Urquhart, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Image Source: Screenshot of the official website of the United Nations.

January 4 According to the United Nations website, Brian Urkert, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and from the United Kingdom, died at his home in Massachusetts, United States, on the 2nd local time, at the age of 101.

United Nations Secretary-General Guterres issued a statement expressing deep sorrow for his death and expressing condolences to his family.

According to the introduction, Brian Urquhart was born in Dorset, England on February 28, 1919. He graduated from Westminster College and Oxford University. He is a World War II veteran and has fought in North Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and Britain.

After World War II, he participated in the creation of the United Nations as a British diplomat. He joined the United Nations in 1945 and became the assistant to the first Secretary-General, Lai.

Since then, Brian Erkert has served in the United Nations for a long time. He has worked closely with many United Nations Secretaries-Generals.

During the Suez Canal Crisis in 1956, he led the creation of United Nations peacekeeping operations as an aide to then Secretary-General Hammarskjöld, and proposed to let peacekeepers wear iconic blue. Color helmet.

During his 12 years as Assistant Secretary-General, Brian Urquhart led the United Nations peacekeeping operations in the Middle East and Cyprus.

He also contributed to the peace process in Namibia, Lebanon and other places, and promoted the safe use of nuclear energy. He was awarded the title of knighthood in 1986.

Guterres said that Brian Urquhart “is a well-known official who has long worked at the United Nations. His imprint on the United Nations is comparable to anyone in the history of the United Nations.”

Guterres also said, “For decades, from the Congo to the Middle East, Sir Brian has been at the center of major international events in the service of successive former United Nations Secretaries-General.

After finishing his career at the United Nations, he remained deeply involved in international affairs and wrote a large number of articles. He is also a mentor to the United Nations staff and countless young people in their pursuit of careers.

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