MISSIONS OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL IN 2007 (with links to news and speeches)


Purpose of the trip or meeting


November 21 General Audience of HH the Pope Benedictus XVI and  meeting with the Vatican's Secretary of State HE Tarcisio Bertone Rome, The Vatican
November 16-17 World Scientific Scout Congress (speech) Geneva, Switzerland
November 13-15 Visit to Algerian Scouts Algeria

November 12

Extraordinary Meeting of the World Scout Committee

Cairo, Egypt


Arab Regional Conference (speech) (opening ceremony speech)

Cairo, Egypt


Asia-Pacific Regional Conference (speech) (closing ceremony speech)

Tokyo, Japan

October 3-6

WSF Executive Board

BP fellowship event

Tokyo, Japan

September 25-30

World Scout committee Meeting and related meetings

Geneva, Switzerland

September 24

Visit to The Scout Association - UK

London, UK

September 22-23

Ring Deutscher Pfadfinder (German Scouts) Centenary celebration

Berlin, Germany

September 14-17

Eurasian Regional Conference (speech)

Krasnokamenka – Gurzuf, Ukraine

September 11-12

Visit Burundi Scout Association

Bujumbura, Burundi

September 9-10

Visit Rwanda Scouts Association

Kigali and Butare, Rwanda

September 2-7

African Regional Conference (speech)

Kigali, Rwanda

June 26-27

Open Minds Global meeting

Gotwick Manor, UK

May 21-24

Conference ECA World Bank "Youth from policy to action"

Rome, Italy

May 5-11

European Scout conference (speech: EN - FR)


April 28-29


Brussels, Belgium

April 21-22

Queen's Scout review - Windsor Castle

London, U.K.

April 16-21

Visit to South Africa Scout Association and participation to World Scout Foundation 46th Board Meetings & 53rd Baden-Powell World Fellowship Event

Cape Town, South Africa

April 10-14

Official visit to Spain - intervention at ICCS forum "Ways of Justice for Peace"

Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela, Spain

March 26-April 3

World Scout Committee meeting & related meetings

Hong Kong, China

March 22

Colloque du Scoutisme Français (speech FR)

Paris, France

February 27-March 16

Meeting "100 years of Scouts, 100 years of management"

Milan, Italy

March 2

Meeting with Scouts

Treviso, Italy

March 1

Meeting with Swiss Scouts

Mendrisio, Switzerland

February 26

Meeting with Jacobs Foundation

Zurich, Switzerland

February 23-24

Founders Day - celebration at Westminster Abbey and visit to Gilwell and Highland Park

London, U.K.

February 10-14

Portugal Forum para strategia du Scoutismo

Fatima, Portugal



Purpose of the trip or meeting


November 29

Visit to The Scout Association

London, U.K.

November 24

Meeting with the Italian Ministry of Youth and Sports and representative of Glocal Forum

Roma, Italy

October 26-27

European International Commissioners Meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark


Interamerican Regional Summit

Visit NSOs in Central America

Nicaragua and Panama


52nd Baden-Powell World Fellowship Event

San Francisco, USA



Loppiano, Italy


First Jamboree of the Eurasia Scout Region

Yerevan, Armenia


Visit to Africa Regional Office

Nairobi, Kenya


Fifth Annual Glocalisation Conference - Glocal Forum

Ankara, Turkey


5th APR Scout Golden Anniversary Summit 

50th Annual National Council Meeting


May Visit to Scout & Guide de France (National Meeting)
(Speech FR)
Jambville, France


World Scout Parliamentary Union: Executive Committee Meeting



Participation in SAGNO Roundtable



51st Baden-Powell World Fellowship Event and WSF Board

Munich, Germany


IUMS - International Scout Event "Civilization-Recognition and Culture Exchange"

(Speech: EN, AR)

Jubail, Saudi Arabia


Visit to Gerakan Pramuka (Indonesian Scouts)

Jakarta, Indonesia


Visit to The Singapore Scout Association



Interamerican Scout Committee Meeting

Santiago, Chile



Purpose of the trip or meeting



25th Asia-Pacific Regional Jamboree

Bangkok, Thailand


33rd National Congress of ZHP (The Polish Scouting and Guiding Association)

Warszawa, Poland


Celebration of 60 years of Scouting of H.R.H. the Grand-Duke Jean of Luxembourg and visit to NSO



Meeting at BASF AG Headquarters

Lüdwigshafen, Germany


Meeting with representatives of the European Commission and ISGF

Brussels, Belgium


Workshop on Equity and Excellence Jacobs Foundation


September 16-18

World Scout Foundation. Board meeting and 50th Baden-Powell World Fellowship Event

Essex, United Kingdom

August 29-
12 September

37th World Scout Conference

(Speech: EN, FR, ES, AR, RU

9th World Scout Youth Forum

Hammamet, Tunisia

August 17-18

World Youth Day celebrations

Cologne, Germany

August 7-10

EuroJam - Hylands Park

Chelmsford, UK

July 7

WOSM Secretary General renews his Scout Promise 40 years later.

Geneva, Switzerland

July 1-3

Visit to the Palestinian Scout Association

Palestinian Authority

June 27-30

Visit Israel Boy & Girl Scouts Federation & Palestinian Scout Association

Tel Aviv, Israel

June 19-24

32nd World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and visit the NSO

Amman, Jordan

June 06-08

World Scout Parliamentary Union: Executive Committee Meeting

Stockholm, Sweden

May 25-29

National Council, Boy Scouts of America

Texas, USA

May 11-13

World Scout Bureau Board of Directors meeting

Geneva, Switzerland

April 27

Signing Memorandum of Understanding with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Eschborn, Germany

April 22

Signing Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations’ Millennium Campaign

Rome, Italy

April 21-24

49th Baden Powell World Fellowship event

Rome, Italy

April 20

WAGGGS-WOSM Consultative Committee

Rome, Italy

April 14-19

World Scout Committee and related meetings

Rome, Italy

April 8

Signing Memorandum of Understanding with Executive Director of UNICEF

Geneva, Switzerland

March 17-18

National Council of Scoutisme Français

Paris, France

March 2

Visit to the Headquarters of the Bharat Scouts and Guides

New Delhi, India


World Scout Seminar on Partnership (Marrakesh + 10) (Speech)

Bangalore, India

February 19-20

Visit to the Swedish Guide and Scout Council, and meeting with HM The King of Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

January 18-19

Visit to the Headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America. 
Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting.

Dallas, Texas, USA

January 20

Meeting with the Alliance of Youth CEOs and representatives of the World Bank

Baltimore, USA


12th Pan-American Jamboree

San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina


Visit to the Interamerican Regional Office

Santiago, Chile



Purpose of the trip or meeting


December 16

Meeting of the Alliance of Youth CEOs. Joint statement on HIV/AIDS.

Geneva, Switzerland

December 4-13

21st Asia-Pacific Region Scout Conference (speech)

Brunei, Darussalam

November 29-
 December 3

24th Arab Region Scout Conference (Speech) (speech opening ceremony)

Cairo, Egypt

November 21-26

World Scout Bureau Board of Directors meeting

Cairo, Egypt

November 18

Meeting with representatives of the German Development Agency (GTZ)

Geneva, Switzerland

November 6-8

Eurofestation 2004

Maastricht, Netherlands

October 21-24

Jacobs Foundation: Conference on Educational Influences

Öhningen, Germany

October 18-20

XV Malente Symposium on Youth Employment

Lübeck, Germany

October 8-9

German Scout Association (DPSG) 75th Anniversary

Altenberg, Germany

October 1-3

Leaders meeting at Scout Association of Slovenia (ZTS)


September 30

Meeting with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva, Switzerland

September 25

Roundtable with Italian Scout Association (AGESCI) on "Peace Everywhere: How Scouting and Guiding can get involved"

Rome, Italy

September 24

Meeting with the Mayor of Rome, Mr. Valter Veltroni.

Rome, Italy

September 19-23

2nd Eurasia Region Scout Conference (speech)

Baku, Azerbaijan

September 16-18

48th World Baden-Powell Fellowship events with His Majesty the King of Sweden

Geneva, Switzerland

September 16-18

Press Conference on Scouting and Partnerships: focus on Geneva International Organizations and press. Multi-country teleconference

Geneva, Switzerland

September 4-11

12th Africa Scout Conference



August 11-14

Visit to the Asia-Pacific Regional Office

Manila, Philippines

August 5-10

12th World Scout Moot

(speech EN, POR)


July 29-
August 4

22nd Interamerican Scout Conference

(Speech EN, ES)

San Salvador, El Salvador

July 28

Meetings at UNICEF Headquarters

New York, USA

July 22

Meeting with representatives of the Korea Scout Parliamentary Association

Geneva, Switzerland

July 20

WOSM presentation to graduate students at Bocconi University

Milan, Italy

July 10-14

Visit to Arab Scout Regional office. 

Meeting with Head of Arab League.

Cairo, Egypt

July 6-9

Visit to Africa Scout Regional office. 

Installation of Kenya President as Chief Scout (speech)

New agreement with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Visit the Founder's grave in Nyeri

Nairobi, Kenya

June 28- July 2

Operations meeting of key staff and Regional Directors

Geneva, Switzerland

June 24

International Catholic Conference of Scouting

Rome, Italy

June 20-23

Visit to Eurasia Regional Office and meeting with local authorities and NSO

Yalta, Ukraine

June 9

World Scout Bureau staff retreat

Geneva, Switzerland

June 8

Visit of leaders of The Scout Association, United Kingdom

Geneva, Switzerland

May 28-June 6

Visit to the Interamerican Regional Office and meeting with local authorities and NSO

Santiago, Chile

May 11-12

European Scout Region staff management conference

Kandersteg, Switzerland


57th World Health Assembly, WHO

Geneva, Switzerland


Presentation at the Council of Europe: International Youth Seminar on Globalization

Strasbourg, France


Meeting with representatives of UNAIDS and the Italian Government

Rome, Italy

April 22-23

World Scout Foundation Executive Committee meeting

London, UK

April 17-22

11th European Scout and Guide Conference

European Scout Conference


Reykjavik, Iceland

April 5-6

World Scout Committee meeting

Geneva, Switzerland

April 1

WAGGGS-WOSM Consultative Committee

Geneva, Switzerland

April 1

Eduardo Missoni takes office as Secretary General of WOSM

January 2004

Meeting with the Alliance of Youth CEOs

London, UK

October 2003 Eduardo Missoni is appointed Secretary General of WOSM

(press release EN)

Geneva, Switzerland