His name ,"Boutros", is Arabic for "Peter".
He was awarded honorary doctorates from the following universities: University of Bucharest (October 1994), University of Baku (October 1994), University of Yerevan (November 1994), University of Haifa (February 1995), University of Vienna (February 1995), University of Melbourne (April 1995) and Koryo University (April 1996).
He was awarded the Christian A. Herter Memorial Award from the World Affairs Council, Boston in March 1993.
He is married to Leia Maria Boutros-Ghali.
He has been been awarded the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
He served as a member of the Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the International Labour Organisation from 1971 until 1979.
His second book, published in 1999, about his time as U.N Secretary-General, is called Unvanquished: A U.S.-U.N. Saga
His first book, Egypt's road to Jerusalem, was published in 1997.
He is mentioned in an episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld entitled The Hamptons, when Jerry sees George's girlfriend topless, he exclaims "Boutros Boutros-Ghali!".
He is President of the Curatorium Administrative Council at the Hague Academy of International Law.
From 1997 to 2002 he was Secretary-General of La Francophonie, an organization of French-speaking nations.
He was Egypt's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1977 until early 1991.
He was the Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law at Paris University from 1967 to 1968.
He was the Director of the Centre of Research of The Hague Academy of International Law from 1963 to 1964.
He is the President of the African Society of Political Studies.
He became President of the Centre of Political and Strategic Studies in 1975.
He was the Professor of International Law and International Relations at Cairo University from 1949 to 1977.
He has a diploma in international relations from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies).
He has a Ph.D. in international law from the University of Paris.
He served as Secetary-General of the U.N for 1,797 days.
He was preceded as Secretary-General of the United Nations by Javier Pérez de Cuéllar.
He was succeded as Secretary-General of the United Nations by Kofi Annan.
Boutros: The best way to deal with bureaucrats is with stealth and sudden violence.