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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 21, 2003


International Conference on the "Pathbreaking Strategies in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking"

More than 120 nations will be represented in an international conference, "Pathbreaking Strategies in the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking" from February 23-26, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC.

Remarks delivered at the conference that are open for media coverage include:

Sunday, February 23, 2003

7:00-10:00 pm Opening Reception - Regency Ballroom

Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Press Coverage: Pre-Set Time for Cameras - 6:00 pm

Final Access for ALL Press - 6:45 pm

Monday, February 24, 2003

8:00-9:15 am Welcome and Conference Opening - Regency Ballroom

Frank Wolf, U.S. Representative (R-Va)

Press Coverage: Pre-Set Time for Cameras - 7:00 am

Final Access for ALL Press - 7:45 am

7:30-9:00 pm Regency Ballroom

Francisco Santos Calderson, Vice President of the Republic of Colombia

Margareta Winberg, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden

Press Coverage: Pre-Set Time for Cameras - 6:30 pm

Final Access for ALL Press - 7:15 pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

8:30-9:30 am Plenary - Regency Ballroom

Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State

John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States

Claude Allen, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services 

Press Coverage: Pre-Set Time for Cameras - 7:30 am

Final Access for ALL Press - 8:15 am

7:00-9:00 pm Dinner - Regency Ballroom

Chris Smith, U.S. Representative (R-NJ)

Andrew Natsios, Administrator, USAID

Press Coverage: Pre-Set Time for Cameras - 6:00 pm

Final Access for ALL Press - 6:45 pm

Those journalists who have pre-registered can pick up press credentials at 5pm on Sunday, February 21, 2003 at Congressional A Ballroom in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Media representatives who have not pre-registered may cover this event upon presentation of either (1) a US Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a photo ID issued by the employing media organization, or (3) a letter on official letterhead from their news organization verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo ID (driverís license or passport).

For more information please visit the website for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http: www.state.gov/g/tip.

 


Released on February 21, 2003

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