To mark the centenary of International Women's Day and the establishment of the new UN Women agency, this issue of New World focuses on gender equality and women's empowerment.
In our feature story, Dame Margaret Anstee DCMG speaks about her four pioneering decades at the UN. A member of UNA-UK's advisory panel, Dame Margaret was the first female to reach the rank of UN Under-Secretary-General and to lead a UN peacekeeping mission.
Other contributors include: Margot Wallström, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict; Harriet Harman QC MP, UK Shadow Secretary for International Development; and Nicola Blackwood MP, who chairs the British parliamentary group on women, peace and security.
We also introduce our new Chairman, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, in a fascinating and candid interview about his time as UK Ambassador to the UN and UK Special Representative for Iraq.