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Author Power, Samantha.

Title Chasing the flame : Sergio Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world / Samantha Power.

Imprint New York : Penguin Press, c2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Mello,S POW    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MELLO,S POW    Available
Description xvi, 622 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [542]-591) and index.
Summary Reveals Sergio Vieira de Mello's powerful legacy of humanity and ideological strength in the context of his troubleshooting attempts in Lebanon in the aftermath of Israel's 1982 invasion; in his taming of the Khmer Rouge and his repatriation of four-hundred-thousand Cambodian refugees in the early nineties; in his efforts to negotiate an end to the slaughter in Bosnia; in his struggle to nation-build in war-torn societies during his quasi-colonial governorships of Kosovo and East Timor; and through his tragic final posting as the UN representative in Baghdad, where he became the victim of the country's first-ever suicide bomb.
Subject Mello, Sérgio Vieira de, 1948-2003.
United Nations. High Commission for Human Rights.
United Nations -- Biography.
War relief.
Peace-building.
Iraq War, 2003-2011-
Diplomats -- Brazil -- Biography.
ISBN 9781594201288
1594201285

 
    
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