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United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women - Collection Finding Aid


United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women - Collection Finding Aid


This collection consists of records related to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Development, Equality, and Peace (FWCW) held in Beijing, China on September 5 – 14, 1995. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton led the United States’ Delegation, and gave a speech on September 5th entitled “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights.” This collection consists of background papers, memoranda, speech drafts, correspondence, email, cables, newspaper articles, and publications. The collection consists of records regarding individuals who should be selected to represent the United States, the First Lady’s attendance, and the Administration’s Position concerning sending a U.S. Delegation to the Beijing Conference. The majority of the records in this collection request consist of National Security Council (NSC) cables. These communications, contain read-outs of meetings with the ECOSOC and preparatory committees in advance of the Conference, information about other countries’ delegations, discussion of the logistical issues, press materials, reports on Platform for Action implementation, and materials for the Beijing Plus Five meeting.

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