May 16, 2017

28. Jun Represents Serbia @ The UN in Geneva and London

28. Jun participated at the UNGA Preparatory Process Global Compact for Migration at the United Nations Office in Geneva and the Aid & Trade Conference in London last week. In Geneva we met with H.E. Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations. In London we met with H.E Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid Al Saud, Secretary General and member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies.

The events served as follow ups to the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit we attended last year in Istanbul which was convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. We were the only organization from the Western Balkans invited to the event which was attended by 55 Heads of State and Government. The meetings dealt with migration and optimizing humanitarian response to crises. After the events, we debriefed H.E. Petar Vico, Serbian Ambassador to the Netherlands in The Hague on our experience.