September 29, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 29, 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

8:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
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AM-PM Secretary Kerry follows President Obama’s schedule.

1:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a lunch with his fellow P5 counterparts, hosted by the UN Secretary General, at the UN in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Major Economies Forum (MEF) Ministerial, at the Marriott Hotel on Lexington Ave., in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras and still photographers is 1:15 p.m. in the lobby at 525 Lexington Ave.

Final access time for writers is 2:15 p.m. in the lobby at 525 Lexington Ave.

6:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
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7:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers, in New York City.
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9:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a meeting on Syria at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken 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 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND ARMS CONTROL UNDER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City, including the Article XIV Conference on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel delivers remarks at a symposium and reception on “Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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

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

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 attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks at a symposium and reception on “Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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8:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan presents the Fritz Redlich Alumni Award to Milton Glaser at the Institute for International Education Opening Minds to the World Gala Benefit, in New York City.
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

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

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY THOMAS HUSHEK

4:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Thomas Hushek attends the Strong Cities Network Launch event at the UN, in New York City.
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6:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Thomas Hushek attends the Linkages Between Sustainable Development Goals and Countering Violent Extremism event, at the UN in New York City.
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GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AND SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY AMBASSADOR DEBORAH BIRX

8:30 a.m. Ambassador Birx attends the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund Replenishment event, in New York City.
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AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

8:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell attends a breakfast with ministers from the Equal Futures Partnership, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell attends the Global Conversation on the Power of Educating Adolescent Girls, at the Apollo Theater, in New York City.
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2:45 p.m. Ambassador Russell moderates a panel discussion hosted by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings Initiative, at Citi Auditorium in New York City. The event will focus on how education can empower girls’ to play leadership roles in society will be discussed by developing country leaders in the field.
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DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

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