Sérgio Vieira de MelloSérgio Vieira de Mello (, 15 March 1948 – 19 August 2003) was a United Nations diplomat of Brazil who worked for the United Nations for more than 34 years, earning respect and praise around the world for his efforts in UN humanitarian and political programs. He was posthumously awarded a United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 2003.
He was killed in the Canal Hotel bombing in Iraq along with 20 other members of his staff on 19 August 2003 while working as United Nations Special Representative for Iraq. Before his death, he was considered a likely candidate for UN Secretary-General. Provided by Wikipedia