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Notice to the Press (Revised)
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 16, 2005

State Department's Model United Nations Program

The Department of State will hold its annual Model United Nations Program on May 17, 2005 at the Department. This year the Department has joined with the UN Association's Global Classrooms-DC Program to administer the program for 400 juniors from all 16 DC public high schools. The students will assume the roles of international ambassadors representing their countries at mock meetings of the UN General Assembly, Security Council, and Human Rights Committee.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Arthur "Gene" Dewey, and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs Philo Dibble will address the students beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Dean Acheson Auditorium.

The event will be open to the press.

Pre-set up time for cameras: 8:30 a.m.
Final access time for all press: 9:10 a.m.
Press should use the 23rd Street entrance to enter the U.S. Department of

Media representatives may cover this event upon presentation of the

  1. 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. an official letter from their employer on original letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver's license or

For further information please contact the Regional Media Outreach Office,

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Released on May 16, 2005

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