And I’m very proud to say that the Senior Expert Mediator appointed to the group is a New Zealander – Andrew Ladley is an academic from here in Wellington – and he has regularly been seen flying off to exotic places like Cambodia, East Timor, Jamaica and Gambia to work in the election and constitution-making areas.
The Standby Team will be rapidly deployed to support peace talks around the world and two members have already been dispatched to Kenya this week to assist in the ongoing African-led mediation efforts there.
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