Sir Brian Urquhart, who helped establish the United Nations, dies aged 101

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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