Nick Bryant of BBC News New York writes: “Long an all-male enclave, the UN Security Council now has a record number of women. Does that influence how diplomacy gets done at the highest levels?”
“I think we listen well … I notice that the women tend to take more notes.” ~ Samantha Power, US Permanent Representative
“Women have greater and deeper and more profound insights into how to resolve problems.” ~ Joy Ogwu, Nigeria’s Ambassador
“Women tend to discuss more, to want to find solutions … Faced with problems, we say: ‘Well you know we should do something. This is not proper. We should do something.’ There’s this desire to find these solutions. I don’t know whether it’s the mother factor, or what, but there is that aspect that I noticed in the council.” ~ Dina Kawar, Jordan Permanent Representative
Read more at www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30012139 .