Acting Assistant Secretary of State H. Dean Pittman To Discuss U.S. Priorities at the United Nations General Assembly

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 16, 2014

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs H. Dean Pittman will deliver remarks at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Thursday, September 18, at 12:30 p.m.

Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman’s remarks entitled “The U.S. at the UN: Maximizing the Impact of Collective Action” will preview U.S. priorities for the 69th United Nations General Assembly, some of the key anticipated events and activities during the week of September 22, and the crucial utility of the UN to addressing transnational challenges. The remarks will be streamed live here.

Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500
Johns Hopkins University
Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

The event will be open to credentialed members. Members of the media planning to cover this event must register here.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:00PM
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30PM

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman will answer questions about the upcoming UN General Assembly live on Facebook on Wednesday, September 17 at 11:30am (EDT) at

For updates, follow Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman on Twitter @State_IO.

For more press questions, please contact Megan Mattson at or Tony Smith at