IPI HomeEventsSpeakers EventsIPI Hosts Premiere of HBO Film "Sergio" at UN

 

print print  |  share share back back


From left to right: Author Samantha Power, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Yoo Soon-taek

Speaker Events - Thursday, June 18, 2009

IPI Hosts Premiere of HBO Film "Sergio" at UN

On June 18, 2009, at the United Nations, IPI and HBO Documentary Films hosted a screening of Sergio, a film that recounts the life and death of UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed during the bombing of Baghdad’s Canal Hotel in 2003.

IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen and HBO Co-President Richard Plepler made opening remarks, as did Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, whose book Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World was the basis for the film.

The event was attended by Permanent Representatives from Missions to the UN, as well as de Mello’s closest colleagues and friends, including some of those who were in Baghdad during the 2003 bombing.

The film viewing was followed by a reception hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Slide show: Image 1 of 9
Photos by Preston Merchant
Sergio, a new film about the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, screened at UN headquarters on June 18.

 

The Global Observatory

History Points to Rough Road Ahead for Ukraine Peace Deal
Previous deals can help shed light on the future of Minsk II.

Key Global Events to Watch in February
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2015: Ten Multilateral Events to Watch This Year
A list of ten events that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2015, compiled by IPI’s Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.

Recent Events

February 26, 2015
ICM Briefs African Regional Group
On February 26th, Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the UN’s African Group about the ICM and its work. This was the last of a series of briefings which the Commission held during the month of February to inform UN regional groups about its vision for an effective multilateral system.

February 24, 2015
Quantifying Peace
“Peace can and should be quantified,“ said Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace while speaking at IPI’s Vienna office on January 24. Mr. Killelea stressed the need for focusing on positive peace rather than just the absence of conflict (negative peace), and outlined ways of defining and measuring peacefulness.

February 17, 2015
ICM Briefs UN Delegates from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Others
ICM Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the Eastern European and Western European and Others groups on February 17th and 19th, respectively.

View More