Having women preside over UN's most powerful body sends strong message: Lithuania

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Raimonda Murmokaite

Having female ambassadors serve as President of the Security Council sends a powerful message of empowerment, according to Lithuania's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

This year, for the first time in the history of the Council, a total of five female ambassadors are serving throughout the year.

In February, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite held the rotating presidency of the UN body responsible for maintaining peace.

She told Elisabeth Philip that having women occupy these functions also sends an "enormous message about what women can do to contribute if given the opportunity".

Duration: 2'25''

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