On December 9, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks and participate in a conversation with three of the 2022 Department of State Anti-Corruption Champion Award (ACCA) honorees at 5:30 p.m. during the closing session of the IACC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The conversation will provide an opportunity for a candid dialogue about efforts to promote transparency, accountability, and rule of law in communities around the globe.

The Department of State and Transparency International are co-hosting this year’s IACC in Washington, D.C., December 6-10.

Thousands of participants from civil society, international organizations, the business community, and governments around the globe will gather in-person and virtually to focus on this year’s theme of “Uprooting Corruption: Defending Democratic Values.”

The event will be open press and live streamed on www.state.gov and www.YouTube.com/statedept.

The event access time for media wishing to cover in-person is 4:30 p.m. in the Capitol Room of the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Media representatives may attend this event upon registration and 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 further information, please visit www.iaccseries.org or contact INLPAPD@state.gov.

U.S. Department of State

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