UN Peacekeeping in Africa: Conflict, Missions, and Contributions
United Nations Association of the National Capital Area
5:30 pm - March 17, 2011
Event registration: $10
Register Here: http://unanca.citysoft.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.showRegistrationForm&eventId=10&nodeID=1 (Due to costs, we can only accomodate 60 guests)
DACOR Bacon House
1801 F Street NW
The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area’s Peace and Security and Sustainable Development Committees are honored to host retired Ambassador William M. Bellamy to discuss the issues and provide an overview of the Africa Center along with a summary of the several upcoming 2011 Programs and Seminars.
The event begins with a reception with wine, cash bar (including non-alcoholic beverages) and hors d'oeuvres. Ambassador Bellamy is scheduled for presentation at 6:00 pm. The evening will end with a joint UNA-NCA Peace and Security and Sustainable Development Committees meeting, all are welcome to stay.
Ambassador William M. Bellamy (retired) officially became director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on 1 October 2008. At the time of his appointment, he was resident senior fellow in the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. Previously he had served as Senior Vice President of National Defense University. A career diplomat, Ambassador Bellamy was U.S. ambassador to Kenya from 2003 to 2006. During his tenure in Kenya he directed U.S. security programs in the Horn of Africa. He also supervised the U.S. government’s largest foreign HIV/AIDS program and led multinational efforts to combat corruption and promote good governance in Kenya. He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2001-2003) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2000-2001). His earlier diplomatic assignments include Deputy Chief of Mission in Canberra (1997-2000), Political Minister-Counselor in Paris (1993-1997) and Political Counselor in Pretoria and Cape Town (1991-1993). In South Africa he was closely engaged in U.S. diplomatic efforts to promote a peaceful transition from apartheid to democratic rule.
ABOUT UNA-NCA PEACE AND SECURITY COMMITTEE
The UNA-NCA Peace and Security Committee promotes the core principles of the UN concerning the peace and security of the global community including over 100,000 peacekeepers serving on approximately 15 worldwide peace operations (six of these in the continent of Africa – listed in event background below). The Committee also examines US policies towards the UN’s initiatives on peace and security ranging from field support, police missions, mine action, to environment and sustainability.
The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area's Peace and Security and Sustainable Development Committees are honored to host retired Ambassador William M. Bellamy to discuss the issues and provide an overview of the Africa Center along with a summary of the several upcoming 2011 Programs and Seminars such as the Defense African Attache and Horn and
Africa Seminars and the Africa Air Chiefs Conference. Link to the Africa Center: http://africacenter.org