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Guest Lecture Major General (ret) Patrick Cammaert

Tuesday 19 March 2019
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

On 19 March former UN Military Advisor DPKO, Commander of UN peacekeeping forces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and Head of UMHA in Hodeidah Yemen Major General (ret) Patrick Cammaert will give a guest lecture for students on: ‘The Future of the Use of Armed Force in UN Peacekeeping’.

Moderator: Mr.drs. Willemijn Aerdts


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About the speaker

Major General (ret) Patrick Cammaert has a distinguished military career in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and the United Nations. He served in Cambodia (UNTAC), Bosnia (UNPROFOR), and Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE). He commanded a 15.000-strong UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC). General Cammaert served as a Military Advisor to the Department of Peace Keeping Operations (DPKO) and to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

After retiring from the military Patrick Cammaert was an advisor to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN WOMEN, and trainer and mentor of the UN Senior leadership courses and Female Military Officers Courses. He recently headed the UN monitoring mission to oversee the fragile UN-brokered ceasefire in the Yemeni city of Hodeida (UNMHA).

Patrick Cammaert during his military career implemented many of the recommendations of the Brahimi Report on women, peace, and security and he continues to work towards preventing and responding to conflict-related sexual violence. He is a member of the advisory board of the Mukomeze Foundation, which helps women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence in Rwanda. In 2008 he was awarded the Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize. 

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