The names of three senior officials who attended a series of secret United Nations meetings discussing recent UFO sightings have just been announced. Gilles Lorant, a French Aviation expert disclosed these names in a pre-interview discussion with a French radio journalist, Didier de Plaige (translation below) . Lorant revealed that the meetings he attended on February 13 and 14, were chaired by Srgjan Kerim, the President of the UN General Assembly. From photos shown to him, Lorant also identified the Vatican’s Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer to the UN, Archbishop Celestino Migliore; and Sir John Sawers, Britain’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. According to Loran, security at the meetings was not very tight and participants had to merely sign an “appreciation form” at their conclusion. Apparently, other more high security meetings were underway that were conducted behind chained doors with guards in front.
Lorant said no documents were distributed at the meeting, but a report on UFO’s prepared by a branch of the U.S. National Guard (and U.S. Air Force according to an earlier statement) was projected onto a screen. Lorant revealed that the Report had been ordered by three U.S. Senators who commented on it. He did not clarify if the Senators actually attended the meeting or whether their comments were merely projected onto the screen.
In an earlier statement, Lorant revealed that one and a half hours of the meetings was devoted to discussion of recent UFO sightings, and that agreement was reached to develop an official policy of ‘openness’ to UFO reports in 2009 provided two conditions were met. Peace and stability in democratic nations was the first. The second condition was that UFO sightings would continue at present levels. The secret meetings attended by Lorant involved 40 representatives of 28 member states. Lorant further claimed that depending on the official status of the meetings, a Report may be officially released by the end of March to member nations that could not attend.
Lorant’s revelations concerning the UN’s secret meetings that included a discussion of UFO’s indicates an official effort to coordinate international policies in response to an unprecedented number of UFO sightings in 2007/2008. For example, a parliamentary question raised about UFO sightings in Japan, led to Shigeru Ishiba, Japan’s Defense Minister, publicly stating, on December 20, official Japanese defense policy in the event that extraterrestrial vehicles appeared over Japanese airspace. He claimed that if no hostile intent was displayed, the Japanese Defense Force would not militarily engage with extraterrestrial visitors. Ishiba’s statement is one of the few public policy statements released on possible responses to extraterrestrial visitors by a major nation.
Lorant’s list of attendees is strengthened by a Vatican announcement that Bishop Migliore was present at the UN on February 13 to deliver a speech on the global environment to the General Assembly. According to Lorant it was possible for the Vatican representative to attend multiple meetings as was the case with other attendees. Similar confirmation also exists that Sir Sawers was present at the UN during this period and could therefore have attended all or some of the sessions of the secret meetings.
Lorant clarified that he has served as an attaché Research at the prestigious French scientific organization, CNRS, and that he was an auditor at another prestigious organization, IHEDN. Lorant’s credibility as a witness was recently supported by the President of the Federation European Airplane, Michel Ribardiere, who released a statement supporting Lorant’s version of events. Also a respected French expert in UFO sightings, Gildas Bourdais has publicly vouched for Lorant’s credibility as a witness. Further investigations are currently underway to corroborate more aspects of Lorant’s testimony, his reliability as a witness and to find other attendees willing to disclose what happened at the secret UN meetings discussing UFO sightings.
Gilles Lorant, who is now quoted on many French and Anglo-American Internet forums, clarified some points for me before we organized the interview scheduled for radio. He cannot of course comment on any of the information transmitted by Michael Salla, which relate to the day of 12 February in which he did not attend. He was in New York to observe the functioning of the United Nations, and it is a coincidence that the topic of UFO's has been discussed during these two days.
He said today:
-- It was on 13 and 14 February for preliminary discussions, to prepare for a forthcoming meeting of the Economic and Social Council.
-- No documents were circulated, but extracts from the reports of the National Guard were projected on screens, and commented on by the three senators who had ordered the reports.
-- Participants were not subject to any particular security search, it was only imperative to extinguish mobile phones.
-- At the end of the meeting, participants had to fill in an appreciation form.
I can confirm the presence of Sir John SAWERS, for the United Kingdom, and Archbishop Celestino MIGLIORE, permanent representative of the Vatican.
The permanent representative of the Vatican was present in New York at this time, as evidenced by the Catholic Press Agency: "The Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations was present on Wednesday (thus 13 February) during the 62nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, entitled "Climate Change: The UN and the world in the search for solutions." It was possible to join the meeting which was held in the hall of the Security Council, since Gilles Lorant told me that individuals have participated in various meetings on the same day.
During this brief interview, Gilles Lorant also stated: "I have been an attaché Research" at the CNRS, only because I happened in the past to carry out two specific contracts. With regard to the IHEDN, I have actually been "auditor", but I have reached the age limit."
Translated by Alfred Webre
March 4, 2008.