In a statement the Secretary-General extended his profound condolences to Mr. Aguilar Zinser’s family, as well as to the Government of Mexico. “[Mr. Annan] notes that Mr. Aguilar Zinser served his country with dedication, wit and independence of spirit at a crucial time for the multilateral system,” the statement continued, “and will be remembered with respect and affection by many colleagues and friends around the world.” According to Mexico’s UN Mission, Mr. Zinser, who was 55, died Sunday in a car crash near Mexico City. read more