Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dies aged 100

Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dies aged 100

Peruvian diplomat, former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar has passed away Wednesday at the age of 100, RPP radio station reported.

His son, Francisco Pérez de Cuéllar, said his father died at home of natural causes.

His funeral will be held at Peru's foreign ministry on March 7.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his condolences to the family of Javier Perez de Cuellar.  

Perez de Cuellar was a two-time head of the United Nations, which he led from 1982 to 1991. After leaving the world body, Perez de Cuellar made an unsuccessful bid for the Peruvian presidency in 1995, losing to incumbent Alberto Fujimori. He served as prime minister in a national unity government for roughly eight months after Fujimori’s administration collapsed amid a corruption scandal in late 2000.

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