Thursday, May 1, 2008
3:00 p.m.


Hagedorn Hall, Room 215

Jean-Marc Hoscheit

“Peacebuilding – A New Challenge for the United Nations”

Jean-Marc Hoscheit
Permanent Representative of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United Nations

The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is a new intergovernmental advisory body of the United Nations that supports peace efforts in countries emerging from conflict. Since its establishment in 2005, the PBC has commenced peacebuilding programs in Sierra Leone, Burundi, and Guinea-Bissau. Luxembourg has been elected to the Organizational Committee of the PBC, and Ambassador Hoscheit will share his personal reflections of the challenges and opportunities surrounding UN peacebuilding efforts.