Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a major United Nations gathering on women’s rights next month, just as the Clinton Foundation releases a major report on women and girls more than a year in the making.
Clinton is scheduled to be the keynote speaker on March 10 at the Women’s Empowerment Principles gathering in New York. The gathering will mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, which came out of a major UN conference on women’s issues.
Clinton “will reflect on progress made in implementing the agenda set in Beijing two decades ago” and share findings from the foundation's "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report," WEP said. She will also “outline an agenda to accelerate the full participation of women and girls around the world.”
The report’s release, set for March 9, and the speech will come in the midst of a month of women-centric events for Clinton. On Tuesday, she's headed to the Lead On Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, where she will be interviewed by technology journalist Kara Swisher. On March 3, she will be honored at EMILY’s List’s 30th anniversary gala and given the We Are EMILY Award, which is given to “extraordinary women who have made a significant impact on our nation through their consistent leadership and inspiration” to the group.
Neither the Clinton Foundation, which has hosted the "No Ceilings" project, nor Clinton's spokesman responded to requests for comment.