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Foundation Presidents Commend Secretary Clinton on Speech Renewing U.S. Support for Reproductive Health Worldwide,
Date:1/12/2010

Event marks the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development.

Washington, DC (Vocus) January 12, 2010 -- The United Nations Foundation joined six of the country’s leading foundations in a joint statement applauding Friday’s announcement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that the United States is fully committed to ensuring that all women worldwide have access to safe and effective reproductive health care.

The declaration came as part of a major speech Secretary Clinton made Friday marking 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). At this historic meeting, 179 countries, including the United States, vowed to achieve universal access to reproductive health care by 2014. The Foundation presidents praised Secretary Clinton’s announcement and the United States’ renewed commitment as a step that “would save lives, improve global health outcomes, and spur progress toward the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.”

In a related joint column, UN Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth and Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards echoed this sentiment, agreeing that the status quo is unacceptable. They state that
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