Footballers united to end violence against women

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Evo Morales, Bolivia's president, playing football for Unite to End Violence Against Women campaign

At the beginning of the 67th session of the General Assembly , a team of top officials, staff members and ambassadors to the United Nations played in a friendly match of football in New York City against a Bolivian team headed by the country's President, Evo Morales.

Both teams played for Unite to End Violence Against Women, a campaign supported by the Secretary General's which advocates for this crucial issue.

The match, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), also supported Bolivia's Year to End all Forms of Violence against Women and Girls.

The UN's Alexandra King picks up the story.

Duration:  1’57″

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