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Secretary Clinton to Address Model United Nations Participants

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Question Taken at the May 11, 2009 Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
May 8, 2009


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the annual Global Classrooms D.C. Model United Nations Conference on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Department of State. Approximately 600 middle and high school students from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are participating in the conference.

The Global Classrooms D.C. (GCDC) program is implemented by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA). Through the program, middle and high school students and teachers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area participate in year-round activities to help them understand the UN system, increase their knowledge of other cultures and traditions, improve their ability to think analytically and creatively, and tackle global problems and issues.

This conference will provide students the opportunity to apply what they have learned, develop conflict resolution skills, and role-play as foreign ambassadors. More information about GCDC is available at

This is an open press event.
Pre-set times for cameras: 8:05 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. All Cameras must be pre-set by 8:45 a.m.
Final access time for still photography and writers: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

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

Mark Schlachter
Bureau of International Organization Affairs
(202) 647- 6393

Office of Press Relations

U.S. Department of State

(202) 647-2492
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PRN: 2009/437

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