Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will co-host an event celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of the White House’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

The entire event will be open press coverage and live streamed on

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. 

Preset times for video cameras:  7:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Final access times for writers and still photographers:  8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

For more information, please contact the Department of State’s Office of Press Relations at


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