His death was confirmed by Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, the president of the UN Security Council.
As an Egyptian, Mr Boutros-Ghali was the first Arab to hold the UN’s top position.
He took office in 1992 at a time of increasing influence for the world body following its decisive role in the Gulf War, serving one five-year term.
The 15-member Security Council observed a minute’s silence.
He was succeeded by Ghanaian Kofi Annan, who became the first sub-Saharan African to head the global body.
Source: BBC with additions from 3news.com]]>