This year’s World Food Prize Laureate will be announced at the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony, hosted by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo.  The Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the Benjamin Franklin Room of the U.S. Department of State.  Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will deliver opening and closing remarks.  The President of the World Food Prize Foundation and former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Kenneth M. Quinn, will announce the name of the Laureate for this year, which marks the 33rd Anniversary of the establishment of the World Food Prize.

The remarks will be open to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras:  8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Final access time for writers and stills:  9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport). 

The ceremony will be livestreamed at

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