Professor Linda Bilmes will serve on the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) of the Economic and Social Council at the UN.

Preofessor Bilmes said: "The United Nations is one of the only organisations in the world that promotes world peace. However the task of managing and financing the institution and its initiatives is complex. Part of my research focuses on ways to improve the funding structure for UN peacekeeping operations. These critical missions are frequently hindered because money is not available at the right time. I am honoured to be appointed to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration and I look forward to making a contribution."

She will be on the Committee for a three-year and seven month term beginning on 1 January 2018 and expiring on 31 July 2021.