September 26, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013


The Department of State’s Office of Press Relations for the 68th United Nations General Assembly will be at the Waldorf Astoria Suite 24M and can be reached at 646-264-6506 beginning Sunday afternoon. To access Waldorf Astoria Suite 24M, members of the press should present press credentials.

Briefings to the press will be held in the 24M Press Office Suite throughout the week.

For more information about media access to events at the United Nations, please call the UN Office of Media Accreditation (212) 963-6934.

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

7:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

8:30
a.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

9:15 a.m.
Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

10:15 a.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:30
p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in an LGBT Ministerial Event at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the Gulf Cooperation Council Strategic Cooperation Forum at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

4:00
p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the P5+1 Ministerial on Iran at the United Nations in New York City.
UNTV will be the pool camera for the EU hosted meeting and official photographers from each delegation have been invited.

5:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in a Friends of the Syrian People Ministerial at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

6:30
p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a reception for the EU28 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends the Transatlantic Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

8:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at an event promoting private investment in Africa hosted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a Libya Ministerial event at the United Nations in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Albert Del Rosario, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines, at the Philippine Center in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) event at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETEREMINED BY UN)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


Administrator Shah attends meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with P5+1 Political Directors at the United Nations in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman participates in the P5+1 Ministerial on Iran at the United Nations in New York City.
UNTV will be the pool camera for the EU hosted meeting and official photographers from each delegation have been invited.

9:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Palace Hotel in New York City
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton attends the Friends of Mediation Ministerial breakfast at the Turkish Center in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton attends the High-Level Opening Session Dialogue on the Rule of Law Post 2015 at ONE UN Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton attends an event on women involved in peace building hosted by the Peacebuilding Commission at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton attends a Libya Ministerial event at the United Nations in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton hosts a lunch to discuss the Peacebuilding Commission in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton participates in a moderated discussion hosted by the Business Council for International Understanding with business leaders interested in Africa at the Palace Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with UN Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco and U.K. Parliamentary Under Secretary Alistair Burt at the United Nations in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Maldives Acting Foreign Minister Mariyam Shakeela at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake attends a dinner with SRSG and Director of the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Ambassador Miroslav Jenca and EU Special Representative for Central Asia Patricia Flor in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends the Clinton Global Initiative Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants event in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends a wildlife trafficking event hosted by the Governments of Gabon and Germany at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme Ibrahim Thiaw in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND


Assistant Secretary Nuland attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN

Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

3:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman participates in a Foreign Policy Classroom at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

8:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with the European Union’s Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid, and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Burmese Immigration Minister Khin Yi in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard briefs on “Humanitarian Emergency: U.S. Efforts to Save Lives in Syria and around the Globe” at the New York Foreign Press Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard participates in a meeting on Partnerships in the Changing Humanitarian Landscape at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with UN Under Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard attends an event sponsored by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL


Assistant Secretary Russel attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR UZRA ZEYA

10:00 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with Australian First Assistant Secretary for the International Legal Division Harinder Sidhu in New York City
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya participates in a Ministerial Luncheon on international freedom hosted by U.K. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi in New York City
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

3:00
p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with the French Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay in New York City
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

8:30 a.m. Ambassador Russell delivers remarks at a Tupperware Brands event on “Women, Peace, and Security: Advancing Women’s Economic Potential” at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:30 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Wanjira Maathai, Vice Chair of the Green Belt Movement and leader of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS DREW O’BRIEN

Special Representative O’Brien is on travel to New York City to attend an anniversary event for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Please click here for more information on the Alliance.
Interested media should contact Sean Bartlett at sbartlett@cleancookstoves.org or by phone at (202) 683-0453.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly In New York City.

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