Security has become one of the most important issues in current public debate. On 28-31 May, veterans from 36 countries will gather in Stockholm to discuss how the unique skills and experience possessed by veterans around the world can best be utilised in order to create a safer society in the veterans' home countries.

150 delegates from 36 countries will gather in Stockholm on 28-31 May for the World Veterans Federation's Peace and Security Summit. The summit will address the question: "How can veterans contribute to peace and security in society?"

The top diplomats Hans Blix and Jan Egeland will be the main speakers at the summit. Their speeches will be followed by a debate among the summit delegates with the aim of developing ideas and strategies for how veterans can be involved in helping to create peace and security in society.

The Peace and Security Summit is being arranged by the Swedish Veterans Federation, SVF, on behalf of the World Veterans Federation and with the support of the Swedish government and a number of Swedish authorities and non-profit organisations.

Press conference 1pm on 27 May at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm
A press conference will be held on the day prior to the start of the Peace and Security Summit. The following will be present at the press conference: Hamid Ibrahim (Malaysia), President WVF; Dan-Viggo Bergtun (Norway), Vice President WVF; Allan Widman (Lib) (Sweden), member of the Swedish Parliament's Committee on Defence and special investigator for the Swedish government's Veteran Investigation; Bengt Wiktorsson (Sweden), Chairman SVF; Anders Ramnerup, Secretary General SVF.

Accreditation to the press conference can be gained via: http://svfse.wufoo.com/forms/accreditation-to-pss13-press-meeting

About the Swedish Veterans Federation and the Peace & Security Summit 2013
The Swedish Veterans Federation, SVF, is Sweden's representative in the World Veterans Federation, WVF, which represents around 42 million veterans throughout the entire world. SVF has been requested by WVF to arrange 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.  

The Swedish Veterans Federation is an organisation that exists for all Swedish veterans. A veteran is a person who has participated internationally in peacekeeping or humanitarian measures. It could be a fireman who has provided assistance after an earthquake, a police officer who has worked overseas on behalf of the Swedish Police, or a soldier who has undertaken UN service. The common element is that they have all performed a service when the international community has called for measures to maintain peace in the world.

H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip is Patron of the Swedish Veterans Federation.

What: Peace & Security Summit, the World Veterans Federation's world conference
When: 28-31 May 2013
Where: Stockholm
More info: www.pss13.se

For more information, please contact: Per Lennartsson
Information Manager, Swedish Veterans Federation (SVF),
telephone +46(0)70-879-90-86, email per.lennartsson@sverigesveteranforbund.se.

http://www.sverigesveteranforbund.se
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