Video: Vijaylakshmi Pandit, The First Woman As President of UN General Assembly

“I have been working with men for a long time,” responds Vijalakshmi Pandit in response to a question if men had modulated their language at the UN after she became the President of the United General Assembly in 1953.

This TV interview offers a fascinating portrait of Pandit, who was the sister of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. She joined politics in the 1930s and eventually became a diplomat. She was India’s ambassador to the Soviet Union (1947-49) and the United States (1949-52).

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