Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks and announce the fourth cohort of ACCA honorees on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. ET at the Department of State. The Department will recognize 11 honorees from around the world, highlighting the United States’ efforts to support brave individuals who counter corruption across the globe. The ACCA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership, courage, and impact in preventing, exposing, and combating corruption.  Secretary Blinken launched the ACCA in February 2021 to demonstrate the Biden Administration’s commitment to countering corruption. To date, 32 individuals have been recognized for their efforts to promote accountability in their countries.

Secretary Blinken’s remarks will be open press and live streamed on and . The event access time for press wishing to cover in-person is 9:15 a.m. from the Department’s 21st Street entrance.

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).

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