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Leadership: Real and Imagined

Glyn Vincent | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Glyn Vincent

Books about leadership tend, like self-help books, to deal in truisms, textbook terminology and a pious, sometimes naive idealism that makes you want to cry out in frustration: "Yes that sounds great on paper, but that's not the way it works in the real world!"

The Voices of Inclusion and Peace: Missing From the Conversation?

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Desmond Tutu

Bringing a country or a region out of conflict has taken leaders coming from the ground up, not leaders installed by a super power to serve its economic interests. There is one word today that such leaders seem to understand, repeat, and live by that seems to separate their successes from failures elsewhere. The word is inclusion.

The World Needs More Idealists

Lauren Rajczak | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Lauren Rajczak

Today is recognized as World Humanitarian Day -- the one day of the year the world takes a moment to remember those who gave their lives in the quest to alleviate human suffering and help those who would otherwise be forgotten.

Remembering Sergio Vieira de Mello Ten Years After the Attack on the UN in Baghdad

Carolina Larriera | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Carolina Larriera

On this anniversary we should take a moment to reflect on the life of a UN official who was truly committed to the ideals and principles of peace. However, we must also demand an independent investigation, doing justice to the memory of the people who lost their lives in Baghdad on August 19, 2003.

Remembering Sergio Vieiro de Mello

Eric Schwartz | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Eric Schwartz

August 19 marks the tenth anniversary of the 2003 attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad, and the assassination of Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was serving as UN envoy to Iraq.

Sergio and the Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

Sergio, which premiered on HBO this month, is the story of Sergio Vieira de Mello, an extraordinary public servant who died in the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Iraq.

Sergio: Tribute to a Peacemaker

Andrew Wander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Wander

Was Sergio Viera de Mello, the UN's top envoy in Iraq, a humanitarian, or an absent father? What persuaded him to accept the Iraq job, which he had refused in the first place?

Why Today Is the First World Humanitarian Day

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

August 19 is the day when 22 people, mostly UN staff, were killed by a bomb in Baghdad. Among the dead was my predecessor as High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello.

Diplomat's Legacy: Samantha Power And Others On Vieira De Mello

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years ago today, a massive truck bomb detonated at the U.N. compound in Baghdad, killing 23 people. Among them was Sergio Vieira de Mello, the U....