It is with great pride that United Netherlands announces the accession of Ms Caecilia J. van Peski to its Board of Recommendation.
In the year 2013, United Netherlands signed a covenant with the United Nations Association the Netherlands (NVVN). Ms Van Peski is a well-respected and long-time member of the Board of the NVVN. Since 2013, the co-operation between the NVVN and United Netherlands has resulted in the joint hosting of an one-of-a-kind Model United Nations at the Peace Palace The Hague. The MUN took place on the occasion of the centenary celebration of the Peace Palace. For 2015, additional joined projects between the NVVN and UNL are scheduled.
Ms Van Peski is a senior expert on Democratization, Human Rights and Elections. She specializes in issues of Security and Strategy within these fields. Ms Van Peski is currently deployed to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), as part of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. Furthermore, Ms Van Peski has served – in various capacities – in over thirty Election Observation Missions; for the European Union as well as the OSCE/ODIHR. In 2009, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands appointed Ms Van Peski as UN Women’s Representative to the 65th UN General Assembly in New York. After her tenure with the UN, Ms Van Peski was deployed to the European Union Monitoring Mission to the Republic of Georgia (EUMM). Here she worked as Team Leader Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance at the Administrative Boundary Line with South Ossetia. Ever since, she has been reporting on political development in the Caucasus, including the greater CIS region. www.vanpeski.org
United Netherlands expresses great joy over the willingness of Ms Van Peski – and all other prominent members of the UNL Board of Recommendation – to further guide UNL in its work and vision on international relations and diplomacy. UNL aims to create a platform where talented, ambitious and motivated young people challenge each other to develop their own view on social responsibility and reach their full potential to act accordingly. Within this network of driven young people from diverse backgrounds, gaining skills and knowledge is key in preparation for global challenges to come.
Since its inception in 2004, UNL’s drive for excellence has never faded. Ms Van Peski too has shown great personal persistence in her work for the UN. For more than two decades, Ms van Peski has underlined the absolute crucial role that youth play in incorporating the vision of the world’s next generation into the aims and goals of the United Nations.