"Female dimension" helped ensure "fantastic two years" for Force Commander

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Major General Kristin Lund, Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The first female Force Commander in UN history is stepping down after what she called a "fantastic two years".

Major-General Kristin Lund headed the UN force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), the first woman ever to command a UN peacekeeping operation.

Her last day in charge was 29 July.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to her service saying that her "leadership greatly contributed to the UN efforts in Cyprus."

Cristina Silveiro asked Ms Lund to sum up her time in charge.

Duration: 3'54"

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