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As UN staff rise to end violence against women, UN Secretary-General calls on Governments to COMMIT

BY IN UN Women On 14-02-2013

On what is traditionally Valentine’s Day in a number of countries, hundreds of UN staff members danced and collectively rose up to call for an to end violence against women during a special event at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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As UN staff rise to end violence against women, UN Secretary-General calls on Governments to COMMIT


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