Ranjavati: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! I am working in global health, an area that has been on top of everyone's minds since 2020. Even those, like my family, who had little knowledge or interest in this area are eager to learn more. Therefore, it feels exciting to work in this area. I am currently working in the strategy team of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. The organization was one of the biggest funding agencies during COVID-19 and has recently approved its new strategy to support the SDG 3 goals by 2030. How to implement this new ambitious strategy is my core area of work.
Evelyn: My work relates to legal affairs within the UN itself. I began at the UN World Food Programme in Rome, Italy, and am now at the UN International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland. Unlike other kinds of lawyers at the UN who work on the particular mandate of their organization and the laws related to program implementation, such as food security or migration, my team works on the laws relating to the staff of UN organizations themselves. A large part of our work is addressing misconduct within the UN to ensure that the organization only employs people who can conform to the high standards of conduct expected of international civil servants. By addressing issues such as harassment in the UN, we help to ensure that the UN stays a safe and inclusive environment to work.