UNDATED (CNN) -- The founder of Wikileaks will make an appearance, but not in person.
Despite being holed up inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is scheduled to make an appearance via video link at an event on the sidelines of the U.N. assembly on Wednesday evening.
Assange, who has infuriated the U.S. authorities by publishing thousands of classified diplomatic cables, will speak at the event, "Strengthening Human Rights," hosted by the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino.
Assange is hiding in the embassy to avoid being arrested and extradited to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations he committed sex crimes. Assange claims that the accusations are part of a plot to later extradite him to the United States to face charges for publishing the cables.
Ecuador has granted diplomatic asylum to Assange, but the United Kingdom does not recognize it and has vowed to carry through with his arrest.
Assange predicted last month that his situation will be resolved within a year, but British Foreign Secretary William Hague said this week that the standoff "may go on for some time."
In the meantime, Assange says he will keep fighting and WikiLeaks will continue to operate.