Greater gender parity a "win-win" for society

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The Nepalese Formed Police Unit and UN Police contingent from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) received awards at the medal parade ceremony in Juba. Ellen Margrethe Løj (centre left), pins a medal to an UNMISS officer. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (02/09/2015).

The United Nations is facing a battle when it comes to peacekeeping, but not one that involves weapons.

The organization continues to try to get countries to send more women soldiers and police officers to serve at its operations worldwide.

Ellen Margarethe Løj, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS), says gender parity is a "win-win" in peacekeeping and in society as a whole.

Ratomir Petrovic asked Ms Løj for her message for International Women's Day, observed this Tuesday.

Duration: 2’51″

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