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UN MILITARY GENDER ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR 2017

16 November 2017

On Wednesday 15 November, 2017, Major Seitebatso Pearl Block (South Africa) was awarded the UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award in Vancouver, Canada. Present at the ceremony were Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

31 October 2017

During its 156th meeting, the WVF Executive Board decided to establish an Elections Committee, in order to ensure that the best possible candidates for posts on the Executive Board are identified in advance of the General Assembly and to ensure that members are properly informed about the background, experience and qualifications of the candidates in advance of the Elections.

WVF PRESIDENT DAN-VIGGO BERGTUN VISITS THE USA

16 June 2016

From 18 to 26 May 2016, WVF President Dan-Viggo Bergtun travelled to the United States. On this trip, he visited numerous organisations and governmental bodies in both New York and Washington, DC, to encourage further partnership between the WVF and American associations, as well as looking at the possibility of a Standing Committee on the Americas.

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