UN humanitarian chief remembers Sérgio Vieira de Mello

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UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has wrapped up a two-day visit to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where she took part in events to observe World Humanitarian Day.

This year, World Humanitarian Day had special significance in Brazil since 19 August marked the tenth anniversary of the attack on United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, which killed 22 UN and aid agency workers, including Brazilian national Sérgio Vieira de Mello, then the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq.

Ms. Amos told UNIC Rio she was "honoured to take part in a series of events that commemorated the humanitarian legacy of Sérgio Vieira de Mello".

Duration: 4’08″

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