STOCKHOLM, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - When Hans Blix is keynote speaking on the
conference of the World Veterans Federation, the Peace and Security
Summit, in Stockholm this May, he wants to help spread the stories of
the veterans. "The public are not so familiar with what experiences the
veterans have, and should listen to them," says Hans Blix.
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Hans Blix, formerly head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is
one of the keynote speakers at the World Veterans Federations
conference Peace and Security Summit that is to be held in Stockholm in
the end of May. Now he speaks for the first time about what made him
decide to contribute to the conference.
- The Peacekeepers have personal experience of how it was out in the
field, and the public is not so familiar with that. So I think the
veterans have a story to tell, says Hans Blix.
Hans Blix also talks about the Cold War being over and that we do ought
to reduce the military expenses around the world, without neglecting
the importance of peacekeeping operations.
- "I'd like to point to the utility of peacekeeping operations and the
veterans that are the group that ought to be better known in the
world," says Hans Blix.
About the Peace & Security Summit 2013
The Peace & Security Summit 2013 is the world conference of the World
Veterans Federation, WVF, which represents around 42 million veterans
throughout the world. The Swedish Veterans Federation that is Sweden's
representative in the WVF has been requested by the WVF to host the
Peace & Security Summit 2013 in Stockholm in May 2013. The summit is
being arranged with support from the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish
National Police Board and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, among others.
What: Peace & Security Summit, world conference of the World Veterans Federation.
When: May 28-31 2013.
Where: Stockholm, Sweden.
Read more: http://www.pss13.se
SOURCE: Swedish Veterans Federation
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