Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks Marking the 20th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 7, 2014


Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, at the United States Institute for Peace. He will be introduced by Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard.

The ICPD Programme of Action, adopted by 179 governments, recognized sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, empowerment of women and girls, and engagement of young people as effective cornerstones for global development and security. The ICPD goals have guided millions of individuals and organizations engaged in development work ever since.

Secretary Kerry’s remarks will be open to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:30 p.m. from the loading dock entrance at USIP
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the 23rd St. entrance at USIP

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 card (driver's license, passport).

For further information from the Department of State, please contact the Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.