Acting Assistant Secretary Garber Travels to Switzerland and Kenya

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 20, 2016


Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, May 22–23, and Nairobi, Kenya, May 24–27. In Geneva, she will be the lead State Department representative in the U.S. delegation to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual World Health Assembly. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell will lead the delegation, which will discuss with other WHO Members solutions to the globe’s most pressing health challenges. In Nairobi, Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will lead the U.S. delegation to the second session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-2). In addition to attending UNEA-2 sessions, she will conduct bilateral meetings with counterparts from a range of countries to advance U.S. objectives related to wildlife trafficking, ocean conservation, and other urgent issues.

Follow the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on Twitter @StateDeptOES for updates on Acting Assistant Secretary Garber’s trip. For further information, contact Sara Ferchichi (FerchichiSM@state.gov).