The New Zealander leading change at the UN
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.