First Joint Ministerial of the Counter ISIL Coalition

Please click here to download the Media Accreditation Form - Deadline for Submission: July 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m. EDT.

On July 21, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will host foreign and defense ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL in Washington, DC, for the first joint ministerial of the Counter ISIL Coalition. More than 40 members of the Coalition will assemble to review the campaign to date, and strategize how to further accelerate ISIL’s demise. It will include a detailed discussion of priorities for the Coalition’s multiple lines of effort, including military, foreign terrorist fighters, counterterrorist financing, counter-messaging and stabilization of liberated areas, to increase the momentum of the campaign. The Coalition’s Small Group regularly meets to coordinate and enhance combined efforts to counter ISIL, with the last meeting of senior diplomatic officials in Kuwait on April 27. The last meeting of foreign ministers took place in Rome, Italy on February 2, 2016, and the last meeting of defense ministers took place in Brussels, Belgium on February 11, 2016.

Summary and Security

The Counter ISIL Coalition ministerial will be held in the Department of State’s Harry S Truman Building. To access any open conference event, all media will require a conference-issued credential for access, regardless of existing federal or official identification.

Additional details regarding security, credential pick-up, arrival logistics, and pre-set arrangements will be electronically released to accredited media. Due to security protocols for the conference, portions of the Harry S Truman Building may be temporarily or intermittently inaccessible and all individuals should expect to proceed through “airport-style” security screening. Parking will not be available at the Harry S Truman Building on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Accreditation and Access

All media representatives wishing to cover the Counter ISIL Coalition ministerial must apply for a media credential by no later than Monday, July 18, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please email the completed form to (subject lined “Counter ISIL Ministerial Accreditation”) by no later than Monday, July 18, 5:00 p.m. EDT. No late or last-minute requests can be considered.