Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 11, 2012

Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson will give a keynote address at the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Session of the 2012 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum on June 13, 2012. The CSO Session will be held from June 12-14, 2012, in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday June 12, opening day activities will take place at the Washington Plaza Hotel then move to the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Brookings Institution on Wednesday, June 13. On June 15, CSOs will present their recommendations to delegates during the AGOA Ministerial Session at the U.S. Department of State.

All of the panels of the CSO Session are open to the press.

Wednesday, June 13, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 a.m., Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Keynote Address, Woodrow Wilson Center.

To attend this event, journalists should contact Drew Sample at 202-691-4379 and and Hilary Renner of the Bureau of African Affairs at or 202-663-0529.

For a detailed schedule on the events, please visit the following web site:

PRN: 2012/933