Jordan's permanent representative, Dina Kawar is the latest women to join the council
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Record number of women in the UN leadership

There are now 31 female permanent representatives to the United Nations, a record number in the organisation's history.

More significantly, women also occupy six seats at the horseshoe table of the Security Council - those belonging to Argentina, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Nigeria and the US. That again is a record-breaking number for the UN's most important decision-making body.

Nick Bryant spoke to Jordan's permanent representative, Dina Kawar and the US permanent representative, Samantha Power, about what this means for global diplomacy.

  • 17 Nov 2014