UN Assistant Secretary-General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Jane Holl Lute, spoke candidly about women, peacekeeping, and the role of women in post-conflict areas yesterday at a lunch celebrating International Women’s Day. The event was hosted by the UN Foundation, the UN Information Center, and the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. More videos are available after the jump.

UN’s reponse to allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers.
Engagement by women harbinger of success in UN peacekeeping missions.

Creating conditions to increase the number of women in peacekeeping
Getting women engaged locally in post-conflict zones
Percentages of women in UN peacekeeping and future goals
“More is better” with regard to getting women engaged in peacekeeping

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