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Sergio Vieira de Mello

UNHCR: Sergio Vieira de Mello, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Read a short biography of Vieira de Mello and testimonials to him from colleagues and admirers including Pope John II and French President Jacques Chirac. http://www.unhchr.ch/html/hchr/testimonials.htm

UN: In Memoriam: 19 August 2003
This site commemorates the victims of the Baghdad bombing that killed Vieira de Mello and 21 others in August 2003. View a video tribute, read bios and related articles, leave comments in an online condolence book and more.

Working with Iraqi People Top Priority for UN Mission
This May 2003 article from the UN News Centre announces Sergio Vieira de Mello’s appointment to Iraq.

Secretary-General’s Statement on the Death of Sergio Vieira de Mello
Read UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s official statement on Vieira de Mello’s death.

BBC News: Sergio Vieira de Mello
This BBC News obituary for Vieira de Mello includes a list of his career highlights.

CNN.com: Sergio Vieira de Mello: “A Rising Star”
Read an obituary for Vieira de Mello from CNN.com and view a video interview with his spokesman in Iraq.

Democracy Now: Top UN Envoy in Iraq…
Listen to the audio or read the transcript of this September 2002 radio interview in which Vieira de Mello talks about his work in East Timor.

Address by Sergio Vieira de Mello
Read Vieira de Mello’s April 2003 address to the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (available as a PDF download).

Toward Cooperation Between Humanitarian Aid and Military Forces
Read the transcript to an address by Vieira de Mello at the XIIth NATO Workshop on Political Decision Making in June 1995.

U.S. Department of State: Leaders Around the World Condemn Attack on UN
This page features statements from the spokespeople of organizations and government worldwide about the August 19 Baghdad bombing.

PBS Online NewsHour: Can Kosovo Recover?
Get a transcript of a 1999 interview with Vieira de Mello, then the former UN administrator for Kosovo, in which he discusses the challenges of rebuilding in the region.

OurPlanet.com: Disasters: Recreating Sustainability
Vieira de Mello describes how rebuilding East Timor, after its destruction, offers an opportunity to design a sustainable future.

Go Asia Pacific: East Timor: Tributes for Former UN Administrator
East Timorese mourn the death of Vieira de Mello in this 2004 report.

The United Nations

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Learn more about the work of the OHCHR and browse the library and media center for more related resources.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Read this historic declaration, which was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the UN in 1948.

United Nations Peacekeeping
Find out more about the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Get information on UN political missions and current operations and related statistics.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
The official site for the UNHCR includes news stories, facts and figures, research links and publications.

World Federation of the United Nations Associations
“A peoples' movement in support of the United Nations,” the World Federation was created in 1946, one year after the establishment of the UN. Its mission is to connect people on critical global issues such as peace and human rights, the spread of democracy, equitable development and international justice.

Human Rights

Amnesty International
The Web home for this “worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights” includes resources, an online library and up-to-date news and reports.

Human Rights Watch
Read the latest news and find out how to get involved on various global human rights issues.

Human Rights Web
What are human rights? What can you do to promote them? Get these answers and other resources on this informative site.

The Electronic Resource Centre for Human Rights Education
This comprehensive online repository contains links to human rights education and training materials, online forums and databases and other documents.

Relief Web
The “global hub for time-critical humanitarian information,” this site features policy reports, news headlines, professional resources and maps.


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