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The Role of the United Nations in the Protection of Civilians

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Former Force Commander, UNAMID - African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation, Darfur
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York
Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Coordinator of the United Nations Operations in Liberia, Monrovia
Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations, New York
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

M.Sc. Martin Luther AGWAI

Former Force Commander, UNAMID - African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation, Darfur

 Troop Leader, 3rd Recce Regiment
 Adjutant, 3rd Recce Regiment
 Squadron Leader, 3rd Recce Regiment
 Brigade Major, 24th Armoured Brigade
 General Staff Officer Grade 2, Headquarters Nigerian Army Armoured Corps
 Commanding Officer, 243rd Recce Battalion
 General Staff Officer 1, Headquarters Nigerian Army
 Directing Staff, Command and Staff College, Nigeria
 Brigade Commander, 23rd Armoured Brigade
 Colonel Administration and Quartering, Headquarters 3rd Armoured Division
 Colonel General Staff, Headquarters 3rd Amoured Division
 Chief Instructor, Command and Staff College, Nigeria
 Defence Adviser, Zimbabwe
 Brigade Commander, 21st Armoured Brigade
 Director Military Training, Nigerian Defence Academy, Nigeria
 Chief of Training, Operations & Plans, Defence Headquarters
 Deputy Force Commander, UNAMSIL
 Deputy Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations Headquarters
 Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army
 Chief of Defence Staff, Nigerian Armed Forces
 Force Commander, AMIS
 Force Commander, UNAMID

Sir John Eaton HOLMES

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York

 On 1 March 2007, the Secretary-General announced the appointment of Mr. John Holmes of the United Kingdom as the new Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator succeeding Mr. Jan Egeland.
 Mr. Holmes was previously the British Ambassador in Paris from October 2001 to February 2007. A career diplomat, he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1973, and served in a wide range of posts and roles. He began his career in London, including a spell covering the United Nations, which involved a period of temporary duty at the 1975 General Assembly as part of the British Mission to the UN in New York. In 1976, he was appointed to the British Embassy in Moscow as a Second Secretary. Returning to London in 1978, he dealt with Lebanon and the Middle East peace process before being appointed Assistant Private Secretary to the British Foreign Secretary in 1982, covering the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 1984, he went to the British Embassy in Paris as First Secretary to cover economic and European Union questions.
 He returned to London in 1987 as Assistant Head of the then Soviet Department in the FCO, and subsequently spent two years between 1989 and 1991 on secondment to Thomas De La Rue, a British company of security printers. In 1991 he went to India as Political, then Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the British High Commission in New Delhi, supervising the British aid programme as well as economic and commercial issues.
 On return to London in 1995, he was briefly head of the European Union Department (External) in the FCO before joining the then Prime Minister John Major in Downing Street as his Private Secretary (Overseas Affairs) and diplomatic adviser. He continued this role with Prime Minister Tony Blair from 1997 to 1999, becoming Principal Private Secretary. He was also the British G8 Sherpa during this time, including the British G8 Presidency of 1998. He was awarded a knighthood in 1999, primarily for his role in the Northern Ireland peace process and the Good Friday Agreement.
 From 1999 to 2001, John Holmes was the British Ambassador in Lisbon, before moving on to Paris from 2001 - 2007.

MA Ellen Margrethe LOJ

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Coordinator of the United Nations Operations in Liberia, Monrovia

 Appointed as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Ms. Løj assumed her duties in Monrovia on 16 January 2008. Previously, she was Ambassador of Denmark to the Czech Republic and prior to that from 2001-2007 she was Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations.
 Ms. Løj was State Secretary of the South Group in Denmark s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1996-2001 after serving two terms as the Group s Under-Secretary-General, first for Multilateral and then for Bilateral Affairs. Prior to those Ministry postings, she served as her country s Ambassador to Israel from 1989 to 1992.
 Ms. Løj began her diplomatic career with a Foreign Ministry position in 1973. Between 1977 and 1986, she served as Secretary of Embassy at her country s Permanent Mission to the United Nations and then as Counsellor at Denmark s representation to the European Union in Brussels. From 1986 to 1989, she was Head of Department in the Ministry.
 In addition to her diplomatic appointments, Ms. Løj was on the supervisory board of Scandlines AG and Scandlines A/S from 1998 to 2001. From 1994 to 1996, she was a member of two advisory boards, that of the Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries and that of the Investment Fund for Central and Eastern Europe.

Ph.D. Augustine MAHIGA

Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations, New York

Co-chair to operationalize Peacebuilding Commission and General Assembly negotiations on implementation of UN System wide Coherence Led Tanzania team as Non-permanent Member of the Security Council; January 2006 President of the Council
2005
2005-2006

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

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