FORA.tv Speaker - Jean-Marie Guehenno
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Jean-Marie Guehenno Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations on the October 1st, 2000.
Mr. Guehenno came to the post with a wide experience in the field of diplomacy, defense and international relations, as well as in administration and management.
Mr. Guehenno was a member of the Commission that produced the White Paper on Defense (1994). He was appointed Chairman of the Institut des hautes etudes de defense nationale in 1998. He has also been a member of the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters since 1999.
Mr. Guehenno was educated at the Ecole nationale d'administration in Paris . He became a member of the Court des comptes (the French Audit Office) after his graduation from ENA in 1976. He was attached to the section of the Court that audits the Ministry of Defense until his appointment as the Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations.
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