Monday, 17 June 2013

News Release: Secretary Kerry To Host World Refugee Day Event


On June 20, 2013, Secretary of State John F. Kerry will host a special event in recognition of World Refugee Day, highlighting the challenges refugees face around the world and honoring their bravery and resilience in working to overcome them.

The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

The program will include remarks by Secretary of State Kerry, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres via video link from Za’atri Camp, Jordan.

Musicians Cheick Hamala Diabate and Diamond White will also perform. During the event, actress and the “Voice” of the International Refugee Committee, Sarah Wayne Callies will read an excerpt from her blog “My Travel Journal.”

The musical performances and remarks will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be open to the press. Pre-set for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby. Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.

Released By

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State

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