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Riportiamo il messaggio di condoglianze inviato dal Direttore del Centro interdipartimentale per i membri dello staff delle Nazioni Unite uccisi a Baghdad, in seguito all'attentato terroristico del 19 agosto 2003 nel quale sono morte 22 persone.
I join the universal deep affliction for the barbarian assassination of Mr.Sergio Vieira de Mello and of other members of the United Nations personnel in Bagdad. I wish to remember in particular Mrs.Nadia Jounes, whom I had the opportunity to know and deeply appreciate in her capacity of Director of the UN office in Rome. She was very close to universities and civil society movements and organisations.
The sacrifice of the UN civil servants will not be vain.
The ideals of the United Nations are shining more than ever in the minds and in the hearts of teachers and students of the University of Padua and of the European Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation based in Venice.
Antonio Papisca, Director of the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua, Director of the European Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation
Padova, 22 agosto 2003