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Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at Event Marking World Refugee Day on June 18

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 17, 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at a World Refugee Day event, co-hosted by the Department of State and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on Friday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the Department of State.

The program will also feature remarks by Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Eric P. Schwartz, Representative Diane Watson, and President of the International Rescue Committee George Rupp. The event will be moderated by Scott Pelley of CBS' 60 Minutes and will feature live interactive video feeds with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and an Iraqi refugee family in Syria; UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie; and a UNHCR official and a Congolese man displaced due to activities of the Lord's Resistance Army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The event will be open to credentialed members of the media.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from 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 their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).


Department of State
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Gina Wills
(202) 453-9371

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2010/809


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