Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
September 13, 2010

McCall, head of the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs, will travel to the United Nations to participate in the launch of the Third Democracy Video Challenge and to highlight the UN’s International Day of Democracy Wednesday, September 15. The Democracy Video Challenge enhances the global dialogue on democracy by asking filmmakers, youth and other citizens of the world to create video shorts that complete the phrase “Democracy is…” Partners for the online video contest include democracy and youth organizations, academia, and the news, film and entertainment industries.

The launch and reception will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations in New York, and is open to the press. Members of the press interested in covering the launch event should arrive at the United Nations Visitors Entrance on First Avenue and East 46th Street by 3:00 p.m. on September 15. Once processed through the security tent, enter the lobby and check in with U.S. Mission personnel manning the Democracy Video Challenge table near the Information Booth.

UN press credentials are required to cover this event. Journalists without UN credentials should pre-register by September 13 by contacting:

Peggy Kerry
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
(212) 415-4054

For more information about the Democracy Video Challenge, contact:

PRN: 2010/1238