Retired Major-general Patrick Cammaert of the Royal Dutch Marines is one of the world’s most experienced and distinguished professional peacekeepers. He was appointed In December 2018 to monitor the cease-fire in Yemen and the withdrawal of the warring parties from the besieged port city of Hodeidah. Less than two months later, it was announced that he would be stepping down.
General Cammaert arrived in Yemen with numerous years of experience with United Nations peace-keeping operations—including Cambodia, the former Yugoslavia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and South Sudan. In 2002, General Cammaert became U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan’s chief adviser on military affairs. This interview was made shortly after his mission with MONUC in the war-torn eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Produced and presented by Marijke van der Meer.
Broadcast: September 10, 2007