Men can help push for more women blue helmets: UN peacekeeping trailblazer

27 March 2018

Men can be strong advocates for encouraging more women to serve with their national security forces and at UN operations worldwide.

That’s the view expressed by the first woman to command a UN peacekeeping force, Major General Kristin Lund of Norway, who now heads the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) based in Jerusalem.

Major General Lund spoke to Dianne Penn about her own path to a military career, and the obstacles that keep women from joining the ranks of the blue helmets.

Audio Credit:
Dianne Penn, UN News
Audio Duration:
13'

 

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