Performer Conchita Wurst uses talent to promote equality

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Conchita Wurst, Austrian singer and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, performs at the United Nations Office in Vienna. 03 November 2014
Vienna, Austria

The Austrian drag singer Conchita Wurst is using her talent to help fight discrimination, according to the UN Secretary-General.

On Monday, Ban Ki-moon praised the winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for promoting human rights education.

Both were in the Austrian capital to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Vienna International Centre, an event at which Ms Wurst performed.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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