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Jean-Marie Guéhenno

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Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Member of the High-level Advisory Board on mediation at the UN

Jean-Marie Guéhenno is a member of the High-level Advisory Board on mediation at the UN, a senior advisor of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was until recently President of the International Crisis Group. He has held numerous top-level positions at the French Foreign Ministry and at the United Nations, spanning peacekeeping and international security.

Mr Guéhenno was Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations from 2000 to 2008, and deputy Joint Special Envoy for Syria in 2012, a position he left to chair a review of France’s defense and national security at the request of the President of France.

Mr. Guéhenno has published many articles, and is the author of three books: the End of the Nation-State (1993), L’Avenir de la liberté, la Démocratie dans la mondialisation (1999) and The Fog of Peace: A Memoir of Peacekeeping in the 21st Century (2015).

Mr. Guéhenno is a commander of the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Germany) and an officier de la Légion d’Honneur.

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