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UNIDOHappiness Founder Illien Touches Down at NATO, 21st International Economics and Security Conference

Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2017 -- United Nations International Day Of Happiness Founder, and Illien Global CEO Jayme Illien, has touched down at the 21st International Conference on Economics and Security, sponsored by Airbus, at the Royal Military Academy Brussel, to discuss the future of global security.

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Illien arrives at the annual global security summit from visits to Turkey, as well as Iraq, and Syria, where Iraqi Army, and Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by US led coalition, launch new assualts against ISIS, in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, respectively.

Day one begins with a NATO seminar aimed at nurturing transatlantic dialogue to identify stakes, challenges, and opportunities, after the elections in major NATO countries in 2016 and 2017.

The following days will bring together economists, political scientists, and others from around the world to share ideas, and discuss future developments in the areas of arms races and alliances, military spending, and the economics of security, terrrorism, and the arms trade, among other topics.

Jayme Illien Founded the United Nations International Day of Happiness in 2012 when he gained the support of all 193 UN Member States, and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, to adopt UN resolution 66/281, in support of the UN’s call for ‘Gross Global Happiness’.

“Mr. Illien is looking forward to discussing solutions to urgent and serious international security issues with friends and colleagues from NATO, EPS, and around the world. A sustainable global security for all is an essential part of achieving the UN's 2012 call for Gross Global Happiness,” said Sidney Kyle a spokeswoman for Diplomatic Advisors International.

Jayme Illien is United Nations representative for Economists for Peace and Security. Founded in 1995, EPS is a UN accredited organization of leading economists and security experts, with UN ECOSOC special consultative status.

Economists for Peace and Security works to promote non-military solutions to world challenges, and more broadly to work towards freedom from fear and want for all.

Economists for Peace and Security’s leadership and trustees is comprised of prominent figures and policy experts including 17 Nobel laureates (among them Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen), former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and former Prime Minister of Greece Georges Pompandreou. 

As United Nations adviser, Illien worked on a range of issues, including poverty eradication, food security, and financial system regulation. In the security dimension, Illien has worked on small arms trade treaty, chemical weapons convention, nuclear disarmament, and mercenaries.

Prior to serving as United Nations Iraq adviser, Illien was a candidate in the clandestine officer programme of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Before being recruited by the US Department of Defense, Illien was Global Head of dbFX an online currency trading service of Deutsche Bank serving high net worth clients, hedge funds, and emerging market financial institutions with over $768 billion in annual transactions across 180 countries. Illien also served as CEO North America for Advanced Currency Markets prior to its successful acquisition by Swissquote Bank.

For more information on Diplomatic Advisors International, Economists for Peace and Security, Royal Military Academy Brussels, Airbus, US Department of Defense, NATO, United Nations, Deutsche Bank, and/or Swissquote Bank, please visit:


www.diplomaticadvisors.com.

www.epsusa.org

www.rma.ac.be/en/

www.airbus.com

www.defense.gov

www.nato.int

www.un.org

www.db.com

www.swissquote.ch

www.illienglobal.com



Contact:

Jim Gordon

Diplomatic Advisors International

[email protected]

+1917-331-4431

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