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UN Women’s Board Chairman on a visit to Haiti

BY IN UN Women On 01-08-2012

During a visit to Haiti 19–22 July 2012, the chairman of UN Women’s Executive Board, H.E. Kim Sook, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, called for an end to gender-based violence and the promotion of women’s participation in politics. “We cannot wait for poverty to be eradicated in Haiti before

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UN Women’s Board Chairman on a visit to Haiti


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