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Women petition UN chief to pursue Korea peace treaty

A hundred prominent women from 38 countries have directed a petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to fulfill his promise to achieve a permanent peace to end the Korean War. In a letter made public on Tuesday, a diverse group of scholars, journalists, activists and writers pressed him to use his remaining time as UN chief to "initiate a peace process, together with the UN Security Council president, to replace the 1953 armistice agreement with a binding peace treaty to end the Korean War.
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