Secretary Clinton to Chair UN Security Council Session on Women, Peace and Security in Armed Conflict

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 29, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will chair the United Nations Security Council Session on Wednesday, September 30, on Women, Peace and Security during which the council will vote on a resolution to address sexual violence in armed conflict. The Security Council will vote on the resolution sponsored by the United States, as a follow up to Security Council Resolution 1820, which confronts sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations. The Security Council Session begins at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters.

During its June 2008 Security Council Presidency, the United States introduced and garnered the passage of Resolution 1820 as a follow-up to Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. The Security Council unanimously adopted UNSCR 1820 on June 19, 2008.

The Media logistics will be determined by the United Nations. If you are interested in attending, please email by Tuesday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m.

U.S. Department of State
UNGA Office of Press Relations
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Suite 24M

PRN: 2009/T12-34