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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 7, 2005


International Women's Day

Mrs. Laura Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky will host a roundtable discussion in honor of International Women's Day on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:00 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the Department of State.

Mrs. Bush and Secretary Rice will deliver opening remarks highlighting the President's commitment to freedom and democracy worldwide. Following the remarks, Mrs. Bush, Secretary Rice and Under Secretary Dobriansky will join women leaders from 15 Muslim nations in a roundtable discussion on "best practices" for democracy, empowerment and building civil society. Members of the diplomatic corps, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and women's organizations will also be in attendance.

The opening remarks are open for press coverage.

Pre-set time for cameras is 7:45 a.m. from the C Street entrance.
Final access time for all press is 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives who plan to attend must present one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (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 (driverís license or passport).

Press Contacts:

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Office of Global Affairs
(202) 647-6240

Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

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Released on March 7, 2005

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