Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will chair and deliver remarks at a UN Security Council open debate on famine and conflict-induced global food insecurity at 10:00 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 3, from UN Headquarters in New York City.  The Secretary will also have a meeting with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield while he is in New York.

At the Rockefeller Foundation, the Secretary will lead a roundtable discussion on food security and the Vision for Adapted Crops and Soils alongside agricultural leaders from the public and private sectors.

UN-accredited members of the press are invited to cover the open debate in person from the UN Security Council press boxes. Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All non-UN accredited press and interested members of the public can view the open debate live via UN WebTV , the State Department homepage, and the Department YouTube channel . The roundtable discussion on food security will be pooled press coverage at the top.

For any logistical queries, please contact EventsandTravel@state.gov and for media queries, please contact USUN-Pressinquiry@state.gov and globalfoodsecurity@state.gov.

U.S. Department of State

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