Sérgio Vieira de Mello

UN official (1948-2003)

Sérgio Vieira de Mello (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɛʁʒ(j)u viˈejɾɐ dʒi ˈmɛlu]; 15 March 1948 – 19 August 2003) was a Brazilian United Nations diplomat. He worked on many humanitarian and political programs for over 34 years.[1]

Sérgio Vieira de Mello
Sérgio Vieira de Mello.jpg
Vieira de Mello c. 2002
East Timor UN Transitional Administrator
In office
25 October 1999 – 20 May 2002
Preceded byJosé Abílio Osório Soares (as Governor of East Timor)
Succeeded byXanana Gusmão (as President of East Timor)
Personal details
Born(1948-03-15)15 March 1948
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died19 August 2003(2003-08-19) (aged 55)
Baghdad, Iraq
Cause of deathKilled in the Canal Hotel bombing
Spouse(s)
Annie Vieira de Mello (m. 1973)
Domestic partnerCarolina Larriera (2001–2003)
Alma materFederal University of Rio de Janeiro, University of Paris (Sorbonne), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Occupation3rd United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, East Timor UN Transitional Administrator

He was killed in the Canal Hotel bombing in Iraq on 19 August 2003.[2][3][4][5] He was seen a likely candidate for UN Secretary-General.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Medalha Sergio Vieira de Mello". 1 April 2016. Archived from the original on 20 April 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. "La batalla que la pareja de comisionado de DDHH le ganó a la ONU". The Clinic. 30 August 2018.
  3. "Uma voz para as vítimas". O Globo. 19 August 2018.
  4. "Uma voz para as vítimas". Publico. 19 August 2018.
  5. "Carolina Larriera quebra o silêncio após 14 anos de injustiças". Claudia. 18 October 2017.