The U.N. peacekeeping forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP) made history in 2019 by becoming the only mission led by a woman.
UNFICYP also has women heading both its military and police components.
The forces published a video today on the occasion of International Women’s Day reflecting on why gender parity is important for peace and diplomacy.
.@UN Peacekeeping forces in #Cyprus made history in 2019 by becoming the only mission led by a woman. What difference does it make for peacekeeping when a woman leads? Hear it from @UN_CYPRUS. #WomensDay pic.twitter.com/4qnmYFjkF0
— UNDP Eurasia (@UNDPEurasia) March 8, 2019