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Ramiro Lopes da Silva
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In wake of Sergio Vieira de Mello's death, Ramiro Lopes da Silva, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, was named acting Special Representative.

Secretary-General's first envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, killed in a terrorist bombing attack

" Throughout his career he has been an outstanding servant of humanity, dedicated to relieving the suffering of his fellow men and women, helping them to resolve their conflicts and rebuild their war-torn societies, " Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a statement mourning the death of Mr. Vieira de Mello, 19 August 2003.

Security Council condemns attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad

BACKGROUND
On 27 May 2003, Sergio Vieira de Mello, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, was appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan as his Special Representative in Iraq for a 4-month term.


Speaking to the press in Iraq in June 2003, as Special Representative With Kofi Annan at news conference, New York, 27/05/03 Visiting Quissaco, Angola, as High Commissioner Briefing journalists as Administrator in East Timor


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Press Conference by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs on Need to Scale up Aid Funding for Pakistan Flooding Victims

Press Conference by Pakistan on Flood Relief Effort

Press Conference on Pakistan Flooding by United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator

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