Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 12, 2009


Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer recently accompanied Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and announced expanded U.S. plans to combat the widespread and brutal gender-based violence in that country.

Ambassador Verveer will be available for a half-hour telephone press conference at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, August 13, 2009.

The event is on-the-record and open to accredited journalists. Dial-in information is as follows:
U.S. Callers: 1-800-369-1703; the passcode is 38728.

Members of the press should RSVP to WestrateML@state.gov by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, August 12.

Press Contact:
Molly Lynn Westrate, PA/RMO
202-647-1233



PRN: 2009/820