Nigerian woman heads the Security Council for October

Nigerian ambassador Joy Ogwu and Julia Walker

Nigerian ambassador Joy Ogwu and Julia Walker

A woman is now in charge of the most powerful decision-making body in international diplomacy. Nigerian Ambassador to the UN, Joy Ogwu is President of the Security Council for the month of October. She is one of only three women on the 15 member council. The United States and Brazil also have female Ambassadors. Ogwu says being a woman does not impede her in any way and others should not let sexual bias become an issue, but instead use it to inspire them. Julie Walker spent some time with Ambassador Ogwu to see what her job is like.

Duration: 2’53″

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