Javier Perez de Cuellar

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Javier Perez de Cuellar - Former Secretary-General, United Nations.

"Javier Pérez de Cuéllar de la Guerra (born January 19, 1920 in Lima) is a Peruvian diplomat who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991.

"He was President of the Council of Ministers, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2000 until July 2001.

"In September 2004, he stepped down from his position as Peru's Ambassador to France, where he formerly resided. He currently resides in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

"Since the death of Kurt Waldheim in June 2007, he is the oldest former Secretary General of the United Nations. He studied in Colegio San Agustín of Lima and then he was a lawyer having studied at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

"During his time in Cyprus, Mr. Perez de Cuellar married his current wife, the former Marcela Temple Seminario." [1]


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  1. Honorary Board, Green Cross International, accessed August 3, 2008.
  2. Board, Hunger Project, accessed November 27, 2007.