Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks in Honor of the 15th Anniversary of the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing on March 12 at the United Nations

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 2, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the United Nations, in New York City. Fifteen years ago, as First Lady of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. The message from that conference still resounds today: human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. In Beijing, 189 countries adopted a Platform for Action that pledged to increase women’s access to education, healthcare, jobs, and credit, and to protect their right to live free from violence. On March 12, Secretary Clinton will speak to the progress the world has made toward meeting those goals, the work that is left to do, and the critical role that women play in achieving the foreign policy goals of the United States.

United Nations
Conference Room 1 (Old Building)
45th and 1st Avenues

This event will be open to credentialed members of the press. Press who do not have UN credentials must contact the UN Office of Media Accreditation by phone: (212) 963-6934 or online: to obtain access to the event. More information about press access times for the event will be forthcoming in the Secretary’s Public Schedule.

This event will cap off a week of events celebrating International Women’s Day, March 8th. On March 10th, Secretary Clinton will host the International Woman of Courage Awards Ceremony at the Department of State and will present an award at the ninth annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards at the Kennedy Center. For more information on the March 10th events, click here.

Press Contacts:

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

US Mission to the United Nations
Carolyn Vadino

PRN: 2010/246