Peace and Security Division

The WVF should become the cornerstone and promoter of international peace and security. Therefore it has established a WVF Peace and Security Division, who will operate as a promoter of peace and human rights, in line with the WVF Constitution and, where possible, will take an active role in the mediation of conflict zones. The WVF will play an important role in activities for victims of war and refugees.

As part of its activities, the Peace and Security Division organize the global Veterans Walk for Peace each year on 21 September to observe the International Day of Peace. The event, which is supported by the United Nations, will take place in major cities in various parts of the world.

The WVF also arranges Peace and Security summits every fifth year. 

Speaking at the WVF’s 1st Peace and Security Summit, Stockholm, Sweden.

Mr. Hans Blix

“We need to hear the eye witnesses. Veterans have a broad and varying experience from the field.  Governments and the public need to hear directly from them – what they did, what they think was achieved – and not achieved – at their places of action, what they think can be learnt, corrected and improved”

Recent Activities

Africa Report on Internal Displacement

Follow this link to read an extremely pertinent report on internal displacement in Africa, co-produced by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The United Nations programme “Transforming our World; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25th September 2015 (Resolution A/RES/70/1) seeks, amongst other aspirations, to strengthen universal peace. It is of interest that the Agenda addresses some issues that have been already reflected in Resolutions adopted by the WVF General Assembly. This flagship project of the United Nations should be supported and promoted within the WVF. WVF Member Associations can make, in their countries, an enormous contribution in raising public awareness in order to increase political will in achieving the Agenda’s goals.

WVF President is also the WVF Ambassador to the United Nations.

WVF President Mr. Dan-Viggo Bergtun regularly meets with the United Nations  at the UN Headquarters both in Geneva and New York to discuss veterans peace and security issues. 

Support Against Terrorism

The WVF is extremely concerned by the increasing number of terrorist attacks taking place throughout the world. In this regard, the WVF condemns these attacks and supports the governments and citizens of the affected countries.

Letters of support have been sent to the countries who have been affected, such as Belgium who responded to our message through their Prime Minister, Mr. Charles Michel.