Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech comes in time for the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and marks a renewed support for and dedication to reaching the goals of ICPD and other related UN agreements, including the Millennium Development Goals, by 2015.
ICPD called on governments and development agencies to place human beings—specifically young people and women—at the very heart of the development process. The conference also called for family planning, reproductive health, basic health and education needs to be met.
Millennium Development Goal 5 aims to improve international maternal health by reducing maternal mortality by 2/3 and achieving universal access to reproductive health services by 2015.
“On Jan. 8, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address hundreds of health and development leaders at the State Department to reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to achieving universal access to reproductive health for individual health, family well-being, broader economic development and a healthy planet.”
The speech is scheduled for 2:30 pm Friday, January 8, 2010.
The Secretary’s speech will be livestreamed at www.icpd2015.org.
For more information on the goals of ICPD and events marking the 15th anniversary, click here.