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The State Department is hosting the Warsaw Process: Human Rights Working Group on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11.  The theme of the working group is Women, Peace, and Security based on UNSCR 1325.  Below are the sessions that are open to the press.  There will not be any question/answer sessions.  The sessions stipulated below may be viewed via livestream at or  If you would like to attend in person, please arrive at the State Department’s 23rd Street Entrance at 7:30 a.m. on each day to allow time to enter the building, go through security, and set up.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Loy Henderson Auditorium, U.S. Department of State

09:00 – 09:30              Welcome Remarks with David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Marcin Przydacz, Under Secretary of State for Eastern Policy, Economic Diplomacy and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland

Friday, October 11, 2019

Loy Henderson Auditorium, U.S. Department of State

09:00 – 09:30              Fireside chat with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Special Advisor to Secretary of State Pompeo Brian Hook

12:30 – 13:00              Closing Remarks with David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

Please RSVP by 3 p.m. today to  For more information on the working group, also contact

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