Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 17, 2013


Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, will travel to Geneva, Switzerland May 20-22 and Galway, Ireland May 23-25.

In Geneva, Dr. Jones will join a delegation led by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the World Health Assembly. Dr. Jones will speak at an event hosted by the Government of Singapore on emergency risk management and public health preparedness.

In Galway, Dr. Jones will head the U.S. delegation to “The Atlantic – A Shared Resource,” a meeting on U.S. cooperation with the European Union and Canada on ocean observing and oceans literacy.

In her capacity as the U.S. co-chair of the trilateral U.S.-Ireland Research and Development Partnership, Dr. Jones will join her Irish and Northern Irish co-chairs to visit the National University of Ireland in Galway and discuss ocean research projects funded through the Partnership.

For more information, please contact Patrick Hudak at hudakpm@state.gov, (202) 647-3253.



PRN: 2013/0595