UPDATE: Secretary Clinton to Commemorate 15th Anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 16, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver a speech commemorating the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), on December 21, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room at the Department of State.

During the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, 179 nations reached consensus on actions needed to achieve over the next 20 years universal access to education, especially for girls; reductions in infant, child and maternal mortality, and universal access to reproductive health.

At this event, Secretary Clinton will declare the U.S. Government’s renewed support for and dedication to reaching the ICPD and other related UN agreements, including the Millennium Development Goals, by 2015.

The event is open for press coverage.

Pre-set time for cameras: 2:00 p.m. from 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for all press: 2:45 p.m. from 23rd Street entrance

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport). Those who do not have a State Department building pass should allow adequate time to clear through security at the 23rd Street entrance.

Beth Schlachter, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
(202) 663-1979

Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2009/1280