Clinton’s address marks anniversary of speech at historic 1995 UN conference on women in Beijing; joined by Women leaders from Iraq, Rwanda, Ukraine, China and Afghanistan, among others

What: Vital Voices Global Partnership and New York University’s Center for Global Affairs will present a public forum - Women’s Rights are Human Rights - Beijing at Ten: Commemorating the Ten Year Anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference - to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the historic United Nations 4th World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China, at which delegates from 189 countries adopted the Platform for Action, an ambitious roadmap to achieve women’s equality in twelve critical areas.

Then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the 1995 conference, delivering a riveting and globally-broadcast keynote address proclaiming: “women’s rights are human rights.” Now, 10 years later, Senator Clinton will reflect on the conference, accomplishments since then and the important work remaining to be done to achieve equality for the world’s women. A RoundTable of prominent global women leaders also will provide insight into the status of progress in key countries especially in light of President Bush’s call for freedom and democracy in his State of the Union.

Who: NYU President John Sexton and Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director, UNIFEM, will deliver welcoming remarks, followed by RoundTable
United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton keynote address

When: Sunday, March 6th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place [Between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street, in NYC’s Greenwich Village]

MEDIA ONLY: Members of the press wishing to cover the event and/or to arrange specific interviews with participants are asked to call ahead for credentials by contacting Ken Brown (212 998-9119) or Ellen Evaristo (212 992-9103) at NYU.

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