Noeleen Heyzer gives the 2016 Devaki Jain Lecture.
Noeleen Heyzer is former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Born in Singapore, she was the first woman from the South to head the United Nations Development Fund for Women and the first woman to head the Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific since its founding in 1947. Noeleen Heyzer is an active member of the women’s
movement in her region and carried that passion into the UN.