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World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony

Office of the Spokesperson

This year’s World Food Prize Laureate will be announced at the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony. The Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 5, at 9:30 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the U.S. Department of State. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will make opening remarks and the President of the World Food Prize Foundation, Barbara Stinson, will announce the name of the Laureate for this year. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez, and Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui will also give remarks. This event marks the 36th Anniversary of the establishment of the World Food Prize.

The Secretary’s remarks will be open to the press and live-streamed on and

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Final access time for writers and stills: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rdStreet entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of 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 card (driver’s license, passport).

For further information, please contact the Economic and Business Affairs Public Diplomacy Office at, or submit an inquiry to the State Department Office of Press Operations via the website:


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