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