The “How Does a UN Official Work?” Edition
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In this installment of Slate’s podcast about work, host Adam Davidson of NPR’s Planet Money and the New York Times Magazine talks with his brother in law, Tony Banbury, who also happens to be a high-ranking official at the United Nations. As the assistant secretary general for field support, Banbury is responsible for making sure the UN’s peacekeeping and political missions around the world have the necessary personnel, supplies, food, and even helicopters He talks to Davidson about dividing his time behind a desk at the Secretariat in New York and in crisis situations around the world, such as the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Thanks to this week’s sponsor, Mailchimp. More than 7 million business around the world use MailChimp to send email newsletters. Plus, MailChimp distributes hats for cats and small dogs. You can find out more at For an extended version of this interview (featuring Banbury’s experience in the Central African Republic) and the…