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The first-ever International Day of the Girl Child was marked this month, on 8 October. Here is how our colleagues in Tokyo celebrated.

A commemorative event was held along with Plan Japan and the Girl Scouts of Japan at UN University.  The 370-plus participants also pledged to “Stand Up and Take Action” to eradicate the poverty around the world. Photo Credit: UNIC Tokyo

Participants raised their hands for girls. Photo Credit: UNIC Tokyo

Event performers. Photo Credit: UNIC Tokyo

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