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Ashley Judd, Annie Lennox and Christy Turlington will be featured celebrity speakers at this year’s Women Deliver conference in Washington.

Women Deliver 2010, an international conference that starts June 5 and runs until Wednesday June 9, will host the world’s most influential leaders to address women’s health issues. Women Deliver is expected to be the highest-profile and largest ever event to focus on maternal and women’s health and catalyze global action on the issue. The theme of the conference is: “Delivering solutions for girls and women.”

Expected to attend the event are United Nations Foundation special guests Ali Larter, Jennifer Beals and Rachael Leigh Cook, and VIP participants include Melinda Gates (co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation); UN leader Ban Ki-moon; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (tentative); Michelle Bachelet (former Chile President); Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, US; Cecile Richards (President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America); Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post); Nicholas Kristof (NY Times); Christiane Amanpour (CNN); Nancy Gibbs (Time Magazine); Tina Brown (The Daily Beast); Andrew Jack (Financial Times); Joan Walsh (; Kathleen Sibelius (Secretary, US Department of Health & Human Services); Melanne Verveer (US Ambassador-at-Large, Global Women’s Issues); 12 International First Ladies; top NGO, UN, USAID and Administration leaders.

The event takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC. For more information, visit the official website.

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