9 Mar 2018

The New Zealander leading change at the UN

From Nine To Noon, 9:32 am on 9 March 2018

New Zealander, Jan Beagle holds one of the most senior roles at the United Nations as Under Secretary General for Management. This year she is heading up a task-force recently announced by Secretary General, António Guterres, to address sexual harassment in the UN system. The task-force was created following a wave of reports about sexual harassment at the UN and other high profile aid agencies to address and prevent sexual harassment; how to investigate allegations; and look into the support and protection offered to victims. This role follows work at the UN programme tackling AIDS/HIV. These positions come after nearly 4 decades working in diplomatic roles for MFAT and the UN. She is back in New Zealand this week to receive an distinguished alumni award from the University of Auckland.