Special Briefing on Events for International Women's Day by U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Melanne Verveer and International Women of Courage Awardees

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 10, 2010

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer will brief reporters on-the-record, on-camera about events connected with International Women’s Day, including the International Women of Courage program and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s March 12 speech to the United Nations. She will be joined by International Women of Courage award winners Jestina Mukoko (from Zimbabwe) and Ann Njogu (from Kenya). This special briefing will take place at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010 in the Press Briefing Room (room 2209).

Attendees who do not have a State Department building pass should enter through the 23rd Street lobby before 10:00 a.m.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (U.S. Department of State, White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).

The press contact at the U.S. Department of State is Ruth Bennett at 202-647-7282.

PRN: 2010/281