United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
March 7, 2021
MEDIA NOTE: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Public Engagements, Monday, March 8
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will deliver brief remarks during the 2021 International Women of Courage Award Ceremony (IWOC), hosted virtually by Secretary Antony Blinken and featuring a keynote by First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden. Now in its 15th year, the Secretary of State’s IWOC Award recognizes women from around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment – often at great personal risk and sacrifice.
Watch at 10:00 a.m. EST: https://www.state.gov/
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will co-host an Arria-formula meeting alongside the Permanent Missions of Ireland, Mexico, Estonia, France, Kenya, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, Viet Nam, and the United Kingdom to shine a light on the urgent need for the full and effective implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda as it relates to the leadership and participation of women in UN-led peace and political processes.
Watch at 3:00 p.m. EST: http://webtv.un.org/
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will deliver remarks at an event hosted by the House Democratic Women’s Caucus. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. EST, and media interested in covering can RSVP to David Wedemeyer at WedemeyerDE@state.gov.
You can follow Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield on her new official Twitter account, and her work at the U.S. Mission to the UN, here: @USAmbUN and @USUN.