The United Nations and its multiple agencies are probably one of the first careers you think of when aspiring to a career in foreign policy. From Melissa Fleming of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to Eliane Luthi of UNICEF, we've interviewed women on how they joined these prestigious organisations, their advice to get in and their take on the UN mission and future. No matter your field of expertise, whether finance, health, human rights or pure diplomacy, there will be a job at the UN bound to be of interest. The UN is currently encouraging applications from female candidates.
Women in Foreign Policy interviews of women working for the UN and related agencies:
- Eliane Luthi, Communications Specialist, UNICEF
- Melissa Fleming, Head of Communications and public information, UNHCR
- Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK)
- Alexandra Hiniker, Representative to the United Nations
- Amanda Weyler, Public Information and Reporting Officer in the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Juba South Sudan
Nadira Irdiana, Child Protection Officer, UNICEF Indonesia