December 18, 1996 |
Departing Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali bore the American veto that forced him from office like a medal of honor Tuesday in a farewell address that gently scolded the United States for failing to fully support the world body. The speech, alternately defensive and defiant, did not specify the United States. But Boutros-Ghali reflected a common complaint about the U.S.
December 8, 1996 |
The U.S. effort to deny Boutros Boutros-Ghali a second term as U.N. secretary-general has now succeeded, as it was bound to. Though the secretary-general has technically not withdrawn his candidacy, his decision to "suspend" it amounts to the formal recognition by this intelligent, vain and imperious Egyptian diplomat that the United States will not be dissuaded from its determination to unseat him.
December 6, 1996 |
The search for a new U.N. secretary-general shifted Thursday to a French-African summit after Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt suspended his candidacy in the face of unrelenting U.S. opposition. Boutros-Ghali on Wednesday asked the U.N. Security Council not to include him in further votes until he again presents his name as a candidate for reelection.
December 5, 1996 |
Boutros Boutros-Ghali "suspended" his candidacy for reelection as United Nations secretary-general Wednesday, a move that diplomats here said clears the way for selection of a new U.N. leader more acceptable to the United States. The U.N. Security Council, charged with nominating the secretary-general, is expected to begin considering alternative candidates Friday and could make a selection as early as Monday, council sources said.
December 3, 1996 |
In a blow to Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the president of Africa's regional association is urging Africans to submit candidates for the top U.N. job because of U.S. opposition to the Egyptian incumbent. The move by President Paul Biya of Cameroon, chairman of the Organization of African Unity, appeared to break a deadlock following the Nov. 19 veto of Boutros-Ghali by the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1996
Re "U.S. Vetoes 2nd Term for Boutros-Ghali," Nov. 20: The United States should stop stiffing the U.N., and should state with particularity the facts (if any) upon which it opposes the reelection of the popular and capable Boutros Boutros-Ghali. THOMAS PRINDIVILLE HIGGINS, Ventura Having served in the United Nations, I read your Nov. 19 editorial, "When All Is Said, a Debt's a Debt," with a mix of amusement and consternation. While I agree that the U.N. "remains an essential forum for international communication and cooperation," it is nonetheless an institution so thoroughly flawed that I have reached the reluctant conclusion that it serves little useful purpose in its present state.