Delegation of the Global Leadership Foundation will arrive to Armenia at the invitation of President Sarkissian
Today, at the invitation of President Sarkissian a delegation of the Global Leadership Foundation is arriving to Armenia. The delegation comprises US Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 1989-92 Thomas Pickering, former President of Switzerland Michelin Calmy Rey, UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations in 2011-17 Herve Ladsous, as well as GLF Projects Director Amitav Banerji.
In the framework of the visit, the delegation will meet with the highest leadership of the country, will visit Holy See Etchmiadzin, and the Genocide Memorial.
All members of GLF are former leaders or high-tanking officials. Armen Sarkissian was member of the GLF Board in 2006-13.
This independent, non-profit structure supports leaders all over the world, making available for them the experience of former leaders. Since its establishment in 2004, the Global Leadership Foundation has been providing counseling in the areas of regional security, modernization of security area, fight with terrorist organizations, liberation of prisoners, political reconciliation, implementation of agreements, elections and economic reforms, trade and resource management, development of democratic institutions,humanitarian assistance, conflict management, and others.
Among the members of the GLF are former Secretary General of NATO Javier Solana, former Prime Minister of France Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Director General of the World Trade Organization Mike Moore, former Prime Minister and minister of foreign affairs of Sweden Carl Bildt, former Deputy Secretary General of the UN Louise Frechette, former President of Ghana John Kufuor, former US Permanent Representative to UN Donald McHenry, former minister of foreign affairs of Spain Ana Palacio, former Prime Monister of Australia Kevin Rudd, former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga, and others.