Interpeace welcomes two new members to the Advisory Council

February 24, 2017

Interpeace’s Adivsory Council is a high-level statutory body that provides the organization with key strategic advice and guidance on peacebuilding policy and practice. It plays a key role in guiding the organization and serves as a testing ground for new ideas. The Advisory Council is made up of prominent governmental or intergovernmental individuals with extensive diplomatic experience in fields related to peace and security.

We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Advisory Council: Ambassador Terhi Hakala, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador Rosemary McCarney Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

Ambassador Hakala began her international career in the Finish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988, she served as Head of the Organisation for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Georgia in 2007-2009 as well as Director General to the Department for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland.

Ambassador Terhi Hakala, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva and Scott M. Weber, Director-General of Interpeace. Photo credit: Interpeace.

Ambassador McCarney is an award‚Äźwinning humanitarian, business leader, and an expert on international economic development. She has worked with the International Finance Corporation, USAID, World Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency, as well as with foreign governments and UN bodies.

Ambassador Rosemary McCarney Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and Scott M. Weber, Director-General of Interpeace. Photo credit: Interpeace.

The Interpeace Advisory Council meets twice a year. In its winter session held on 23 February, the council discussed several trends impacting the peace and security field. More particularly, they provided advice on how conflict prevention can be better incentivized among international policy making.

Learn more about the members of Interpeace’s Advisory Council here.