Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
March 5, 2010


Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Special Representative for Global Partnerships will host a reception at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2010, in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State.

The event will showcase the global clean water crisis and the Summit on the Summit’s recent team climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Ambassador Bagley, through the Global Partnership Initiative, has partnered with the United Nations and the Summit on the Summit to draw attention to the global clean water crisis. A key goal of the Secretary’s Global Partnership Initiative is to create secure and healthy societies through efforts in water development.

Remarks are open for press coverage.

Pre-set time for cameras: 4:00 p.m. from the C Street entrance.

Final access time for all press: 5:15 p.m. from the C Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (U.S. 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).

PRESS CONTACTS:
Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

Heather Wong
United Nations Foundation
(202) 290-8440



PRN: 2010/264