Former army major was UN’s second staff member after its founding in 1945 and worked as principal adviser to five secretaries general

Sir Brian Urquhart, the British diplomat who played a role in the establishment of the United Nations, has died aged 101.

Urquhart was the second staff member hired by the UN following its founding in 1945 and worked as a principal adviser to five UN secretaries general in his 41-year career.

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