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The event was emceed by actress Kerry Washington and will include singer Katherine McPhee, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Afghan singer Mozdah Jamalzadah. Read the transcript.
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.
Remarks by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters event marking International Women’s Day on March 3, 2010
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International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
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