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World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony

This year’s World Food Prize Laureate will be announced at the 2024 World Food Prize Announcement Ceremony.  The ceremony will be held Thursday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m., in the Department of State Benjamin Franklin Room.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks and the President of the World Food Prize Foundation, Ambassador Terry Branstad, will announce this year’s Laureate.  May 9 will be the 20th anniversary of the initial collaboration between the Department of State and World Food Prize on the annual Laureate announcement.

The World Food Prize recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. This event marks the 38th anniversary of the establishment of the World Food Prize.

The event is open to the press.  Pre-set time for cameras is 8:30 a.m. from the Department of State 23rd Street entrance.  Final access time for writers and stills is 9:15 a.m. from the Department of State 23rd Street entrance.

Please be advised there is no parking available at the venue, and press will go through security screening upon arrival.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.

Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport, or foreign passport).

For further information, please contact the Economic and Business Affairs Public Diplomacy Office at [email protected], or submit an inquiry to the State Department Office of Press Relations via the website: https://www.state.gov/information-for-journalists.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/world-food-prize-laureate-announcement-ceremony-2/

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