Margaret Anstee


Margaret Joan Anstee born Chelmsford, Essex, England June 25, 1926. Diplomat. 41 years service to UN, 1952-93; rose to rank of Under-Secretary General, 1987. Director General of UN, Vienna, 1987-92. First woman to head UN peacekeeping mission, Angola, 1992.


[W]e have to assist the Angolans in finding peace because the present situation is such a dreadful one that it can't be allowed to continue. . . While we are talking here, people are dying and suffering in Angola.” (Abidjan, April 11, 1993; photo Wikipedia)