H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
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    Opening Remarks: Mr. Jake Sherman, Director of the Center for Peace Operations, International Peace Institute
  H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
 
On 14 February,2017  Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Jean-Pierre Lacroix of France as Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, to replace Mr. Hervé Ladsous of France.
 
Currently Director for United Nations, International Organizations, Human Rights and Francophonie at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (since 2014), Mr. Lacroix brings over 25 years of political and diplomatic experience, mostly handling multilateral organizations, Unite Nations activities and programmes.
 
He previously served as Ambassador of France to Sweden (2011), Chief of Protocol of France (2009-2010), Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York (2006-2009), Deputy Director United Nations and International Organizations Division, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-2006), Second Counsellor, Deputy Chief of Mission, French Embassy in Prague (1998-2002), First Secretary then Second Counsellor, French Embassy in Washington  (1995-1998), Advisor, Cabinet of the French Prime Minister (1993-1995) and First Secretary, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York (1990-1993).
 
Born on 2 May 1960, Mr. Lacroix holds BAs from the Institute of Economic and Commercial Sciences (ESSEC), the Institute for political studies - Sciences Po Paris and the National School of Administration (ENA) Class “Michel de Montaigne.”
 
   H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
Speakers attending the International Peace Institute meeting
 H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations