We owe a great deal of our success to certain individuals whose invaluable support and assistance helped us grow and thrive. In recognition of their outstanding support of ProMUNers, and their contribution to the success of this project and for the training of the next generation of Israel’s diplomats and leaders, we are proud to list their names as friends of ProMUNers.
Robert H. Serry
Mr. Serry is a Dutch diplomat who served as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority.
As a career diplomat, Mr. Serry has served in a variety of diplomatic positions for his country’s foreign service. He was the Dutch ambassador to Ireland and has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Crisis Management and Operations at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He has been posted to Moscow and New York (United Nations), and was the first Dutch ambassador to Kiev, Ukraine.
While in the Netherlands, he led the Middle East Division of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He participated in the events leading to the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference of 1991.
He obtained his degree in political science from the University of Amsterdam.
Nickolay E. Mladenov
Mr. Mladenov is a Bulgarian Politian and diplomat, who serves today as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.
In the past Mr. Mladenov served as a member of the European Parliament, the Bulgarian minister of foreign affairs as well as the minister of defense. Prior to his current appointment he served as the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.
Mr. Gidor is the Director of UN Political Affairs Department at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He is a certified advocate who served the MFA for over 20 years, as the deputy ambassador in Tbilisi, academic and cultural attaché in Beijing and head of the UK and Ireland Desk.
In his current position, Mr. Gidor shapes Israel’s policy in everything related to the United Nations, as well as being in charge of maintaining the communication with all Peacekeeping Operations in the region.