Campaign launches to elect first female U.N. Secretary-General

April 23, 2015 3:11 AM

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Campaign launches to elect first female U.N. Secretary-General

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since its founding 70 years ago, the United Nations has been led by men, a tradition that some women's rights advocates are determined to break when the global body elects a new secretary-general next year.

Equality Now, an international organization that campaigns for the rights of women and girls, launched an online campaign across social media on Wednesday to promote female candidates to lead the U.N. after current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon steps down at the end of 2016.

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