October 1, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 1, 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

9:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Mexican Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

9:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the U.S.-Sweden co-hosted Ministerial on Gender Based Violence in Humanitarian Emergencies, at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. in the Ballroom, at the Palace Hotel
Final access time for journalists: 9:15 a.m. in the Ballroom, at the Palace Hotel

10:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a meeting on Syria at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the Community of Democracies event at the United Nations, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

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

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Stengel delivers remarks at the Center for European Policy Analysis annual forum, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

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.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS THOMAS HUSHEK

7:50 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Hushek attends the Friends of Mediation Breakfast, at the UN in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:15 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Hushek attends the Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Radicalization, Violent Extremism, and Atrocity Crimes event at the UN in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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 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

8:30 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Dasra partner and co-founder Deval Sanghavi, at the Omni Berkshire Place, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell participates in a panel marking the International Day of Older Persons at AARP, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

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