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Angelina Jolie, UK's Hague, vow action at sexual violence summit

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American actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed on Tuesday (June 10) to produce practical action from the world's first summit on ending sexual violence in conflict to punish those responsible and help victims.

Up to 1,200 government ministers, military and judicial officials and activists from about 150 nations were due to attend the June 10-13 summit that is a call for action to protect women, children and men from rape and sex attacks in war zones.

Hague and Jolie, special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said the conference was the culmination of two years of work and they wanted concrete action to capture and punish those responsible for these crimes and support victims.

"This has been long in coming," Oscar-winner Jolie told a crowd of media as she arrived at the ExCel centre in London's docklands.

Hague said the summit, that is due to be attended by U.S. Secre