Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will chair the United Nations Security Council Session on Wednesday, September 30, on Women, Peace and Security during which the council will vote on a resolution to address sexual violence in armed conflict. The Security Council will vote on the resolution sponsored by the United States, as a follow up to Security Council Resolution 1820, which confronts sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations. The Security Council Session begins at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters.
During its June 2008 Security Council Presidency, the United States introduced and garnered the passage of Resolution 1820 as a follow-up to Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. The Security Council unanimously adopted UNSCR 1820 on June 19, 2008. The Media logistics will be determined by the United Nations.
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