September 28, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

The Department of State’s Office of Press Relations for the 70th United Nations General Assembly will be at the Palace Hotel Room 3819 and can be reached at (212)-771-2121. To access Palace Hotel Guest Elevators to 3819 members of the press should present press credentials. ‎ Briefings to the press will be held in Room 3818 Press Office Suite throughout the week. We will provide information on these as schedules become available. 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 hosts a meeting on Syria at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the United Nations, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AM Secretary Kerry follows President Obama’s schedule.

1:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends the United Nations Secretary General Heads of State Lunch at the United Nations, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UNITED NATIONS)

PM Secretary Kerry follows President Obama’s schedule.

8:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif at the United Nations, in New York City.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken attends meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman attends meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel delivers remarks at the “One95: Global Youth Summit against Violent Extremism,” at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Please click here for more information. Media interested in attending please contact media@counterextremism.com.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel meets with the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS SARAH SEWALL

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sewall meets with a delegation of human rights activists from the Syrian Women’s Initiative for Peace and Democracy, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sewall delivers remarks at the “One95: Global Youth Summit against Violent Extremism,” at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Please click here for more information. Media interested in attending please contact media@counterextremism.com.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

Ambassador Selfridge assists with meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

Assistant Secretary Biswal attends meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

Assistant Secretary Crocker attends meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS TORIA NULAND

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS ANNE PATTERSON

Assistant Secretary Patterson attends meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

Assistant Secretary Rivkin is on travel to Havana, Cuba to lead a U.S. government delegation for Civil Aviation Technical Talks between the United States and Cuba. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

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

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

8:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell co-hosts a breakfast with Girl Rising to raise awareness of the critical role adolescent girls play in India’s growth and development at the Scandinavia House, in New York City. Media interested attending please contact Monika Samtani monika@msmediatv.com.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell delivers closing remarks at Central or Sidelined: Examining How Girls Fared in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Headquarters, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell participates in a panel discussion as part of the Sabaya, Sister, Student: Overcoming Vulnerability through Education event to discuss efforts to protect and empower women and girls around the world at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with members of the Syrian Women’s Initiative for Peace and Democracy at the Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AND SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY AMBASSADOR DEBORAH BIRX

8:30 a.m. Ambassador Birx participates in a panel discussions on "Strengthening Initiatives and Partnerships for the Treatment and Prevention of HIV/AIDS for Adolescents and Youth” hosted by the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Birx attends the High Level Launch of the Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data, in New York City. Media interested in attending please contact bartonknotts@unaids.org.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean attends meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.