Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at Female Heads of State and Foreign Ministers Luncheon Hosted by U.S.

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 23, 2009

In a run up to her official Security Council intervention next Wednesday, September 30 to combat sexual violence in armed conflict, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver remarks at a luncheon hosted by the United States for female Chiefs of State, Heads of Government, and Foreign Ministers. The luncheon will take place on Thursday, September 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, New York.

Secretary Clinton will be joined at the luncheon by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer.

Secretary Clinton will also deliver opening remarks at an event co-sponsored by the U.S., the Netherlands, and Brazil on combating violence against girls on Friday, September 25, at 8:00 a.m. at the United Nations Headquarters. The media logistics of this event will be determined by the United Nations.

The opening of the 9/24 luncheon will be open to the press. Please RSVP by email to by 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 24.
Pre-set time for press: 12:45 p.m. in Suite 24M at the Waldorf Astoria, 100 East 50th Street.
Please note: All media must have a photo media identification card (such as those issued by State Department, UN, or Media Organizations).

U.S. Department of State
UNGA Office of Press Relations
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Suite 24M

PRN: 2009/955