Dr Megan Davis, the first Australian Indigenous woman to be elected into a United Nations body

Dr Megan Davis, the first Australian Indigenous woman to be elected into a United Nations body, has now being appointed to chair of an UN Permanent Forum. She says this is a lifelong dream:

“I certainly grew up in a low socioeconomic family but one of the things that my mum did instil in us was a really strong sense of not only education, but awareness of the world around us, and that’s where my love of foreign policy came from. Even though I grew up on the single pension she could always afford Time magazine where I first became as a little girl, obsessed with the United Nations and especially the general assembly. I did have a picture of it on my wall growing up. It was a bit of a spin-out today sitting on the podium and running the meeting, so it’s come full circle.”

Read her story.