September 30, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 30, 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

8:15 a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the U.S.-ASEAN meeting at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)
Pre-set time for video cameras and still photographers: 6:45 a.m. in the Ballroom, at the Palace Hotel
Final access time for journalists: 7:30 a.m. in the Ballroom, at the Palace Hotel

9:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry attends a meeting on International Peace and Security and Countering Terrorism hosted by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the United Nations, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UNITED NATIONS)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the International Support Group for Lebanon meeting at the United Nations, in New York City.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY UNITED NATIONS)

1:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee meeting at the United Nations, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the United Nations, in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

3:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in a United Nations Secretary General hosted Event on Migration, Refugees at the United Nations, in New York City.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY UNITED NATIONS)

4:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends the Quartet meeting at the United Nations, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias at the United Nations, in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

7:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

7:20 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts the Transatlantic Reception at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts the Transatlantic Dinner 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.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

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

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel participates in a Counter-ISIL Messaging working group meeting, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel participates in an event on “Countering Violent Extremism: Understanding the Role of Former Extremists” hosted by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue in partnership with the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC), at the Omni Berkshire Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel attends a reception hosted by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

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

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon 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.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS THOMAS HUSHEK

Acting Assistant Secretary Hushek attends 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

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin hosts a meeting with the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP), in New York City. Media interested in more information, please contact EPPDmedia@state.gov.
(OPEN TO REGISTERED PRESS)

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 POLITICAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

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

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

9:30 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Iraqi Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mohammed Shiya al-Sudani, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with civil society activists to discuss the importance of including women in efforts to counter violent extremism, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell delivers remarks at a High-Level Lunch on Women, Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice, and the Post 2015 Development Agenda, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

8:00 p.m. Director McKean attends a reception hosted by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)