lawyer, scholar, diplomat,
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Early Life and
Born in Cairo on November 14,
Bachelor of Laws from Cairo
University in 1946.
Ph.D. in International Law from
Paris University in 1949.
Also earned post-graduate
diplomas in political science, economics, and
Professor of International Law
and International Relations at Cairo University,
Fulbright Research Scholar at Columbia
Director of the Centre of Research of The
Hague Academy of International Law, 1963-1964.
President of the Egyptian Society of
International Law, 1965-?
Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law,
Paris University, 1967-1968.
Member of the Committee on the Application of
Conventions and Recommendations of the
International Labour Organisation, 1971-1979.
President of the Centre of Political and
Strategic Studies (Al-Ahram), 1975-?
Member of the Curatorium Administrative
Council of The Hague Academy of International
Member of the Scientific Committee of the
Académie mondiale pour la paix (Menton, France),
Associate Member of the Institute affari
internazionali (Rome), 1979-?
Member of the International Law
Also founded the publication Alahram
Iqtisadi, which he edited from 1960 to 1975,
and the quarterly Al-Seyassa Al-Dawlia,
which he edited until December 1991.
Has written over 100 articles on foreign
policy problems and at least twelve books.
Minister of State for Foreign
Affairs, October 1977-1991.
Accompanied President Anwar Sadat who wanted to find
a way to end the Arab-Israel conflict, on the
historic journey to Jerusalem to meet with the
prime minister of Israel on November 19, 1977
Attended the Camp David Summit Conference
and had a role in negotiating the Camp David
accords between Egypt and Israel, which were
signed in 1979.
Led many delegations of his country to
meetings of the Organization of African Unity
(OAU) and the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries,
as well as to the Summit Conference of the French
and African Heads of State.
Headed Egypt's delegation to the General
Assembly sessions in 1979, 1982 and 1990.
Deputy Prime Minister for
Foreign Affairs, May 1991-
the United Nations
January 1, 1992 to December 31,
Committed the United
Nations to searching for peace in Cyprus, the
Middle East, Angola, Cambodia, and elsewhere.
Oversaw the stationing of more than 70,000 UN
peace-keeping troops during his tenure in office,
as well as a peackeeping mission to Somalia that
became a disaster. Was unable to end the war in
Bosnia or the genocide in Rwanda.
Secretary-general of the International
Organization of the Fran-cophonie, an of
fifty-one member states that together make up the
French-speaking world, 1997-2002.
Chairman of the Board of the South Centre, n
intergovernmental research organisation of
developing countries, 2003-2006.
Director of the Egyptian National Council of
Human Rights, 2003-2012.
Since April 2007, has supported the Campaign
for the Establishment of a United Nations
Parliamentary Assembly, and was one of the
initial signatories of the Campaign's appeal. In
a message to the Campaign, he stressed the
necessity to establish democratic participation
of citizens at the global level.
Since 2009, participates as jury member for
the Conflict Prevention Prize awarded every year
by the Fondation Chirac.
Is currently President of the Curatorium
Administrative Council at the Hague Academy of
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