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This is truly a historic moment. I would like to salute the member of the delegation for the Government of Colombia, Mr. Humberto de la Calle. I would also like to salute the head of the delegation of FARC, Mr. Iván Márquez. I also want to salute the other members of both delegations who are here. I want to salute my sisters who are here who have led us and brought us to this point. I salute the sisters sitting in front here and say it is wonderful to see you in this powerful...
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As the Colombian peace talks signal hope for a final agreement, UN Women Executive Director and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence visit Havana, Cuba, to meet with the parties and women peacebuilders.
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence Zainab Hawa Bangura, will visit Havana, Cuba, from 23-24 July.
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The voices of women as experts, survivors and negotiators have been included in a peace process with an unprecedented gender perspective, with the support of UN Women and other partners. It aims to end one of the longest-running internal armed conflicts in the world.
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In a statement, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls on all sides to immediately halt the violence and allow full humanitarian access. While responding to the immediate crisis is vital for saving lives, she says a political solution is imperative to allow for long-term peace and development that benefits all, regardless of race, age or gender.
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There are now 71 artists from all over Latin America and the Caribbean who have formed a regional network to support the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, using their artistry to raise awareness.
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As of today, behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production will be available at http://song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch on 8 March. This musical celebration of women worldwide features more than 20 artists from across the globe.