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Former Special Representatives for Iraq
Biography Mandate Appointment
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

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

Related press briefings

Press Conference by Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg, on Recent Mission to Sri Lanka

Press Conference by United Nations Human Rights Expert Concerning Authenticity of Channel 4 Videotape Depicting Extrajudicial Executions in Sri Lanka

Press Conference by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes, on Recent Trip to Sri Lanka

Related press releases

Secretary-General, Addressing Sri Lanka Conference, Says Asian Political Parties Must Show Leadership in Strengthening Democracy, Respect for Human Rights

Palitha T.B. Kohona of Sri Lanka Elected Chair of Sixth Committee

Secretary-General Urges Peaceful Participation in Sri Lanka Provincial Elections