Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be awarded the George McGovern Leadership Award for advancing the international community’s efforts to address global hunger at the World Food Program USA's 9th annual awards ceremony and reception. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5 in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the Department of State. Secretary Clinton’s remarks are expected at 5:15 p.m.
Former Senator and Goodwill Ambassador to the World Food Program George McGovern will present the award to Secretary Clinton. Executive Director of the World Food Program Josette Sheeran and President and CEO of WFP USA Richard Leach will also participate.
The event will be open to credentialed members of the media.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:30 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 5:00 p.m. at the C Street Entrance.
For more information on the World Food Program USA, visit www.wfpusa.org
Department of State, Office of Press Relations, 202-647-2492
WFP USA, Rick Leach, 202-530-1694, RLeach@wfpusa.org
WFP Washington, Rene McGuffin, 202-653 1149, Rene.McGuffin@wfp.org