Listen to this episode of Working with guest Tony Banbury:
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 U.N.’s peacekeeping and political missions around the world have the personnel, supplies, transportation, and food that they need.
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.
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