Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 23, 2009

In a run up to her official Security Council intervention next Wednesday, September 30 to combat sexual violence in armed conflict, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver remarks at a luncheon hosted by the United States for female Chiefs of State, Heads of Government, and Foreign Ministers. The luncheon will take place on Thursday, September 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, New York.

Secretary Clinton will be joined at the luncheon by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer.

Secretary Clinton will also deliver opening remarks at an event co-sponsored by the U.S., the Netherlands, and Brazil on combating violence against girls on Friday, September 25, at 8:00 a.m. at the United Nations Headquarters. The media logistics of this event will be determined by the United Nations.

The opening of the 9/24 luncheon will be open to the press. Please RSVP by email to by 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 24.
Pre-set time for press: 12:45 p.m. in Suite 24M at the Waldorf Astoria, 100 East 50th Street.
Please note: All media must have a photo media identification card (such as those issued by State Department, UN, or Media Organizations).

U.S. Department of State
UNGA Office of Press Relations
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Suite 24M

PRN: 2009/955