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On 25 January at 11 a.m. UTC/GMT POTI held a webinar with Major General (Retired) Tim Ford from Australia. Maj. Gen. Ford answered questions about his course Commanding United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and discussed relevant issues facing UN peacekeepers in the field today.
Major General Ford has served in a wide variety of Defence command, staff, and training appointments. He was promoted to Major General in 1996 to assume command of Australia’s 1st Division. From 1998 until 2002, he served in a number of high-ranking United Nations peacekeeping appointments including Head of Mission of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in Jerusalem, and Chief Military Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN Headquarters. Since retiring in 2003 Maj. Gen. Ford has undertaken a wide range of projects for the Australian Government, the United Nations, the African Union, and other International Organizations as a mentor, adviser and consultant on international peace and security issues.