Head of the Peace and Security Division
Gen. Stanislaw Wozniak
The WVF is looking to become the cornerstone and promoter of international peace and security. Therefore it has established a WVF Peace and Security Division, who will operate as a promoter of peace and human rights, in line with the WVF Constitution and, where possible, will take an active role in the mediation of conflict zones. The WVF will also play an important role in activities for victims of war and refugees.
As part of its activities, the Peace and Security Division will organize the global Veterans Walk for Peace each year on 21 September to observe the International Day of Peace. The event, which is supported by the United Nations, will take place in major cities in various parts of the world. Find more information on the WVF Walk for Peace here.
The Executive Board of the WVF has appointed WVF Vice-President, Chair of SCEA Gen. Stanslaw WOZNIAK (Poland) as Head of the Division.
Gen. Wozniak has been very actively involved as a Polish military diplomat to London 1980-84, Washington DC 1987-90, Moscow 2000-04 and Force Commander UNIFIL, Assistant Secretary General UN in 1995-97.
“We need to hear the eye witnesses. Veterans have a broad and varying experience from the field. Governments and the public need to hear directly from them – what they did, what they think was achieved – and not achieved – at their places of action, what they think can be learnt, corrected and improved”
Mr. Hans Blix, speaking at the WVF’s 1st Peace and Security Summit, Stockholm, 2011.
Africa Report on Internal Displacement
Follow this link to read an extremely pertinent report on internal displacement in Africa, co-produced by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Transforming our World; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
13 December 2016
The United Nations programme "Transforming our World; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25th September 2015 (Resolution A/RES/70/1) seeks, amongst other aspirations, to strengthen universal peace. It is of interest that the Agenda addresses some issues that have been already reflected in Resolutions adopted by the WVF General Assembly. This flagship project of the United Nations should be supported and promoted within the WVF. WVF Member Associations can make, in their countries, an enormous contribution in raising public awareness in order to increase political will in achieving the Agenda's goals.
More information on: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld
WVF President’s visit to the United Nations
On 20 May 2016, WVF President Mr. Dan-Viggo Bergtun met with Mr. Hervé Ladsous, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss veterans peace and security issues. Mr. Bergtun was also accompanied by Colonel Zdzislaw Jamka (Poland). Mr. Ladsous stated that a strong cooperation between the WVF and the UN will benefit both organisations and the veterans.
The WVF is extremely concerned by the increasing number of terrorist attacks taking place throughout the world. In this regard, the WVF condemns these attacks and supports the governments and citizens of the affected countries.
Letters of support have been sent to the countries who have been affected, such as Belgium who responded to our message through their Prime Minister, Mr. Charles Michel.