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Speaker Events - Friday, January 23, 2009

SRSG Y. J. Choi Addresses the Challenges of Peace in Côte d'Ivoire

On January 14th, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) Mr. Y.J. Choi addressed a select group of diplomats and other members of the United Nations and NGO communities in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development.


Introduced by IPI Senior Vice President and Director of Studies Edward C. Luck, Mr. Choi discussed the challenges facing Côte d'Ivoire and the particular importance of reaching three milestones: identification, disarmament, and elections. In UNOCI's quest to support the Ivoirian people in reaching peace and stability, Mr. Choi noted that he was "optimistically cautious."

Appointed to his current position in October 2007, Mr. Choi previously served as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, as well as Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea and has also served in the United Nations as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

The lunch-time event was part of IPI's Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (SRSG) series.

Speaker
Mr. Y. J. Choi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Head of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire

Chair
Dr. Edward C. Luck, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, International Peace Institute

 

 

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