THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Upon the recommendation of the President's national security team, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will be attending the UN's Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing next month. As Honorary Chair of the U.S. Delegation, the First Lady will be at the Conference on September 5 and 6.
The Conference presents a significant opportunity to chart further gains in the status of women, including strengthening families, promoting and protecting the human rights of women, expanding women's participation in decision-making and ensuring access to education and health care. The First Lady's attendance reflects the profound commitment of the United States to ensure that the Conference endorses all of these goals.
Although details of the First Lady's schedule are still to be determined (and will be released shortly), she is expected to address the Conference and other fora sponsored by official and non-governmental organizations.
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