Secretary Tillerson To Host Community of Democracies Governing Council Ministerial

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 14, 2017


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host the Ninth Community of Democracies (CD) Governing Council Ministerial beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017, in the Loy Henderson Conference Room at the U.S. Department of State.

The United States and Poland founded the Community of Democracies in June 2000 as a vehicle to build a global network of governments and civil society to strengthen security, prosperity, and respect for human rights around the world. This event marks the culmination of the two-year U.S. presidency of the Community of Democracies.

Secretary Tillerson’s remarks will be open to the press and streamed live at www.state.gov and Facebook.com/usdos. To be a part of the conversation, please follow: @StateDept, @StateDRL, and #CoD9 on Twitter.

There will be a group photo for the members of the Governing Council at 12:15 p.m. open to the press in the Dean Acheson Auditorium.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Final access time for writers and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Press remaining within the Harry S. Truman Building between the Secretary’s opening remarks and the group photo will have space available to hold in the Dean Acheson Auditorium.

Pre-set time for the group photo: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist. Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver's license or passport).

For more information, contact Cory Andrews in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at andrewsc2@state.gov or 202-647-4311.