• About Shana L. Childs

    Shana L. Childs is a media-relations specialist for the Institute of International Education, based in New York. Previously, she was a public-affairs specialist for the US Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. She has a master's in multimedia journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in sociology from Spelman College.

    UN’s First Female Force Commander Talks Gender Equality in the Military

    by  • April 13, 2017 • UN Careers, UN Peacekeeping, Women • 

    Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund made history in 2014 when she was appointed the first female force commander of a United Nations peacekeeping mission — in this case, Cyprus. Still in active duty in the Norwegian military, General Lund, 58, gives lectures and advises the Norwegian Defense University College in Oslo. Although she is proud...

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