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Special Press Briefing on Refugee Issues

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 18, 2009


On the inaugural commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Eric Schwartz will brief reporters on the record and on camera about issues involving refugees and other victims of conflict around the world. This press briefing will take place in the Department of State’s Press Briefing Room (room 2209) at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

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 their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport). Press should allow adequate time to process through security and to be in the briefing room 10 minutes prior to the briefing.

Attendees who do not have a Department of State building pass should enter through the 23rd Street lobby before 11:45 a.m.

PRN: 2009/836


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