The Advisory Board provides technical and critical analysis of the activities of PTP to ensure the respect of quality standards in compliance with UNITAR mandate and UN guidelines.

PTP is privileged to have the expertise of the following individuals on the Advisory Board (click on the names to read more):


Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Advisory Board Chairperson, Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

Mr. Jean-Marie Guehenno is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Center on International Cooperation (New York University). He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He is also a member of the board of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva.

Previously, as the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations from 2000 to 2008, he became the longest-serving Head of Peacekeeping. He led the biggest expansion of peacekeeping in the history of the United Nations.

Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Guehenno had a distinguished career in the French Government and in the private sector. Mr. Guehenno was the Director of Policy Planning in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1993. He has also been Ambassador to the Western European Union, and Chairman of the French Institute of Higher Defense Studies.

Mr. Guehenno has published articles in many newspapers and magazines, and is the author of the End of the Nation-State (1993). Mr. Guehenno has been a professor at the ENA and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris.

Mr. Guehenno is Officier de la legion d’honneur and has the Commander’s Cross of the German Order of Merit.


Senator, General Romeo Dallaire

Former Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda


Lt. General Obiakor

Former Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and Former UN Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations


HE Minister Zainab Bangura

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Minister of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone


Lt. General Satish Nambiar

Former Force Commander and Head of Mission UN Protection Force in Yugoslavia


Margareta Wahlström

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action ISDR Secretariat

UNITAR PTP draws on their vast experience and knowledge in order to ensure that the programme remains on the cutting edge of training for peace operations. It is also enjoys the support of United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support, whose close co-operation with PTP is spearheaded by Kevin Kennedy, Chief - Integrated Training Service.