TOPIC: WOMEN

A Taste of Running for Political Office Has Left This UN Retiree Ready for More

ORANGE, Conn. — Margaret Novicki is a 22-year veteran of the United Nations, having served in various regions in Africa and as the director of strategic communications at UN headquarters in New York. Upon her retirement in 2017 at age 62 from an eventful, complicated career at the UN, Novicki, an American, ran as a … Read more

TOPIC: WOMEN

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

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 to … Read more

TOPIC: WOMEN

Alice Hecht, Longtime UN Career Officer and Chief of Protocol, Dies at 67

Alice Hecht, who died in New York City on Dec. 28, 2016, at age 67, after a 35-year career at the United Nations, was most well known there for her role as chief of protocol. Appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2006, Hecht’s job was to guide presidents and popes to UN daises and to … Read more

Women Managers Sought for Jobs in UN Peace Operations

The United Nations is looking for new blood to staff its peace operations while prompting long-serving employees to get out of headquarters and work in the field. In demand for jobs in UN peace operations are female managers, bilingual English-French speakers and those psychologically capable of performing effectively in a difficult environment where there is … Read more

Sage Advice on Job-Seeking at the UN

Two United Nations officials with long careers at the world body and based in New York recently offered tips on how to get a job at the UN. Speaking at a  careers forum held at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in October, … Read more

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