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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Peru
Date of Birth: 1920
Date of Death: 2020
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Diplomat
Spouse: Yvette Roberts-Darricau ​(divorced)​
Marcela Temple Seminario ​(m. 1975; died 2013)
Political Office(s): Secretary-General of the United Nations (1982-1991)
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Peru (2000-2001)
Fictional Appearances:
Shared Universe Story
"Notes from the General Secretariat"
Kelvin R. Throop Stories
Type of Appearance: Oblique contemporary reference

Javier Felipe Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar y de la Guerra KCMG (January 19, 1920 – March 4, 2020) was a Peruvian diplomat and politician who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. Prior, he'd served as Peru's ambassador to Switzerland, the Soviet Union, and Poland. He ran unsuccessfully against Alberto Fujimori for President of Peru in 1995 and following Fujimori's resignation over corruption charges, he was Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2000 until July 2001.

He became Peru's ambassador to France in 2002, a position he held until September 2004. He was also a member of the Club de Madrid, a group of more than 100 former Presidents and Prime Ministers of democratic countries, which works to strengthen democracy worldwide. At the age of 100 years, 45 days, at the time of his death in March 2020, Pérez de Cuéllar was both the oldest living former Peruvian prime minister and Secretary General of the United Nations.

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar in "Notes from the General Secretariat"[]

In his response to Minister Karamat, "Beals Becker" claimed he'd consulted with the Secretary-General and confirmed that the Secretary-General had received Karamat's requests for food and other relief for his country from the past three weeks. The Secretary-General delegated the response to Becker, who reminded Karamat that his country was slightly smaller than Wisconsin, had nearly 100 million people, and was still growing. Becker suggested that the country import parcheesi sets, backgammon gear, and Doris Day movies as alternatives to the people's preferred source of amusement. Beck reminded Karamat that the country had recently spent money on MiGs.

Becker's valediction was "Hungrily, Beals Becker".[1]

References[]

  1. Analog: The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fact, Vol CV, No 8, August, 1985, pg. 174.
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Federico Salas
Prime Minister of Peru
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Roberto Dañino Zapata
Preceded by
Fernando de Trazegnies
Minister of Foreign Relations
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Diego García Sayán
Preceded by
Kurt Waldheim
United Nations Secretary-General
1982–1991
Succeeded by
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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