Read about Christina George
Senior Political Affairs Officer
Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch, Security Council Affairs Division, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?
I joined DPPA in New York, having worked on nuclear issues in my national capacity in Canada and then at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a UN-related organization, in Vienna, Austria. I work on implementation of resolution 2231 (2015) so my work has an important technical dimension when it comes to in-field examinations of weapons systems and components, but with a political overlay because my team is responsible for drafting the reports of the Secretary-General on implementation of resolution 2231 (2015) which go to the Security Council twice per year.
What has been your favorite IT project at the United Nations and what was your technical contribution?
My work combines technical knowledge and understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle and weapons other systems with the political aspects which involve regular interaction and facilitation with Member States, in particular Members of the Security Council.
What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?
My advice to women interested in a technology field is to think beyond traditional technical work to fields like mine in non-proliferation and disarmament, where you can apply your technical skills to develop and shape policy.