UK Foreign secretary William Hague said, “From the abolition of slavery to the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, we have shown that the international community can tackle vast global problems in a way that was once considered to be impossible.”
Jolie said, “We need political will. We need all armies, peacekeeping troops and police forces to have prevention of sexual violence in conflict as part of their training.”
The summit is the fruit of a two-year campaign by Jolie and Hague. Almost 150 governments have endorsed a declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict.