22 August 2009

Sérgio Vieira de Melo

Sérgio Vieira de Mello (March 15, 1948 –August 19, 2003) was a Brazilian United Nations diplomat who worked for the UN for more than 34 years, earning respect and praise around the world for his efforts in the humanitarian and political programs of the UN. He was posthumously awarded a United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 2003.
He was killed in the Canal Hotel Bombing in Iraq along with 20 other members of his staff on 19 August 2003while working as the Secretary-General's Special Representative in Iraq.

1 comment:

Madalena said...

He was a great man and great man's ideas never die.