This can apply to all countries but I live in America so this question specifically focuses on the American government.
How would the President prepare the nation for the news that magic is real, humans can perform magic and magic users should be accepted as an integrated part of society?
In my world, magic exists as a hidden society with leaders, laws and schools. But there are also those outside the magical society, known as hedgewitches, that may or may not know about this magical world. They live among humans and practice their magic either on a personal level or in regulated cult-like groups. There are magical police prepared to deal with abuse and bring magical justice.
Mundane perception of magic is similar to that of UFO's. There are people who swear they saw magic, but either their stories are explained away or the person is considered crazy. Stories about magic are like creepy alien or Ouija board campfire stories and are seen as scary or wonderful.
The premise involves a character who is an ambassador for magical society. He approaches the President of America (speculation on other governments welcome) to discuss a planned revelation of magical society to the rest of civilisation. Other ambassadors to other countries are simultaneously planning similar public revelations. The world leaders should do this all at the same time.
- What programs does the government need to set up in advance of the revelation, both private and public?
- If hints of what's going on comes out, how do they address hard questions before the event?