Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech marking the fifteenth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development’s in Cairo, Egypt, and renewing her (and the US’s) commitment to women and children is TODAY. Under the aegis of the United Nations, the ICPD seems particularly committed to women the world over, focusing on educating girls, providing reproductive health care (including info on family planning), and ensuring–or increasing–women’s rights within their cultures and communities.
The speech was originally scheduled for the week before Xmas, and I thought I had missed it due to my holiday travels, but for whatever reason, it has been moved. To today.
I’m not sure what’s up with the sudden announcement (I just got a message from UNFPA about this), but at 2:30 today, you can dial up the ICPD site and watch HRC deliver her address. Depending on what I see, I may be doing a follow-up post.
US-ers, you can also watch the speech on C-SPAN 2, if you have cable.
UPDATE: Because we’re talking White House Time (WHT), 2:30 means shortly after 3:00. C-SPAN2 is currently (2:55) showing an empty dais, but they’ve announced that the Secretary is “on her way.”