Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 6, 2011

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer will travel to Geneva, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa from April 7 to April 14. In Geneva she will co-chair a meeting of the Geneva Group, which consists of sixteen of the largest contributors to the UN budget, to build support for limiting growth in international organization budgets and underscore continued U.S. support for measures to improve transparency, efficiency and effectiveness across the UN system.

Assistant Secretary Brimmer will then travel to Nairobi on April 9, where she will hold a series of consultations with UN counterparts, deliver remarks at the Governing Council meeting of UN-Habitat, and visit the Dadaab refugee camps.

On April 13, Assistant Secretary Brimmer will visit Addis Ababa, where she will meet with officials of the African Union and resident UN agencies to explore avenues for strengthened collaboration.

PRN: 2011/530