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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that achieving equality for women and girls is "the great unfinished business of the 21st century."

The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanized the U.N. commemoration of International Women's Day on Friday, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing that "human rights are women's rights — and women's rights are human rights."

Clinton said Friday that important progress has been made since then but "no country in the world has achieved full participation, and women and girls still comprise the majority of the world's unhealthy, unfed and unpaid."

She called for greater opportunities for women and girls and urged the U.N. to include gender equality at the forefront of its new goals to promote development.

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