At the Council Meeting, hosted electronically this weekend, new Chairs were elected for our Board and Council. We are pleased to welcome Geir Jørgen Bekkevold as the new Chair of our Board. He is a Norwegian politician representing the Christian Democratic Party in his 3rd period in the Parliament. Since Jan 2019 Mr Bekkevold has been the leader of the Health Committee in the Norwegian Parliament and 2nd parliamentary leader for his party. He enters the position with a strong affinity to the values of the UWC and the Red Cross.

Frants Bernstorff-Gyldensteen  is elected as the new Chair of our Council. He is a former politician, being Mayor of Bogense Municipality 1990-1997. Mr Bernstorff served on our Board from 1993 to 2003 and for the International Board of the UWC movement from 2006 to 2014.

We would also like to use this opportunity to thank Kristin Vinje and Pär Stenbäck for the remarkable job they both have done in serving as our Chairs.

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