The United Nations appointed on Monday the first woman to command one of the world body's peacekeeping operations.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Major General Kristin Lund, of Norway, as the force commander for the UN peacekeeping operation in Cyprus. She will replace Major General Chao Liu, of China, on Aug. 13. "Major General Lund has had a distinguished military career, with over 34 years of military command and staff experience at national and international levels," Ban said in a statement. (Reuters)