Exhibition showcases how women helped shape the UN

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Maria Emma Mejia. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Women are on the receiving end of violence in today's conflicts and therefore better at prevention and sustaining peace, the Ambassador of Colombia to the UN has said.

Maria Emma Mejia spoke ahead of a UN exhibition showcasing how women helped shape the United Nations throughout the years.

Along with a coalition of 66 UN Member States, she helped advocate for a woman for the post of Secretary-General during this year's selection process.

Seven out of 13 of the candidates competing for the job were women.

Ambassador Meija told Rocio Franco she is now pushing for gender parity within the Organization.

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