EU-UN EXERCISE STUDY (EST 05) – Brussels - 14-15 April 2005

An EU-UN Exercise Study (EST 05) will be conducted on 14-15 April by the European Union (EU) in the framework of the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP).
For details read EU Council PR.
EST 05 will provide an excellent opportunity to take stock of progress achieved since the signature on 24 September 2003 of the Joint Declaration on EU-UN Co-operation in Crisis Management.
The UN Secretariat, with particular emphasis on the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), will also participate in EST 05.

It will be represented by Mr. Hédi Annabi, Assistant Secretary-General  DPKO.

For press inquiries please contact

Nicholas Birnback, Media Relations/Media Affairs Officer, Office of the USG/DPKO, tel. 00 1 917-367-5044 or

Mr. Marco Bianchini, Political Affairs Officer, who will accompany Mr. Hédi Annabi in his trip to Brussels (Tel. 001 917 679 4727).

You can also call Ms. Claire Roberts, Executive Assistant of Mr. Omar Bakhet, Director UN Office in Brussels (02 504 9058) or Jean-Luc Onckelinx - Information Officer for the Benelux and the EU  (tel. 32.476.215.485).