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WVF PRESIDENT MEETS WITH MR. HERVE LADSOUS, UNITED NATIONS UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

23 May 2016

On 20 May 2016, WVF President Mr. Dan-Viggo Bergtun, accompanied by WVF Peace and Security Division representative Col. Zdzislaw Jamka (Poland), met Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous, at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.

 

Mr. Ladsous, formerly France’s ambassador to China, Indonesia and Timor-Leste, was appointed to the post by UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon in 2011, following the departure of fellow Frenchman Mr. Alain Le Roy.

The meeting was a success, with Mr. Ladsous encouraging further co-operation between the WVF and the United Nations in the future.

This meeting was part of Mr. Bergtun’s trip to the United States, where he has also met Team Rubicon Global founder, Mr. William McNulty. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams all over the world. They have sent teams to crisis situations in Haiti, Nepal, as well as across the United States. Since being founded in 2010, Team Rubicon has grown internationally and now has a roster of over 35,000 volunteers ready to serve once again.

Photo: Mr. Hervé Ladsous (left) shakes hands with WVF President Mr. Dan-Viggo Bergtun.

 

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