Greater gender balance needed in peacekeeping, says UN chief

Listen /

Members of the Guatemalan contingent of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) participate in a medal award ceremony in recognition of their service. Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Marco Domino (file)

Deploying more women to peacekeeping operations will help boost the protection of civilians and reduce the chances of sexual exploitation and abuse, the UN chief urged on Friday.

António Guterres was speaking via video-link to chiefs of defence and senior military officials attending a conference at UN Headquarters in New York.

The meeting is part of a wider process to improve the overall performance of UN peacekeeping missions.

Duration: 2’22″

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

       

 

December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031