Travel to New York for UNGA, September 19-26, 2014

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Secretary of State John Kerry began meetings in New York City on Friday, September 19 in conjunction with the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary Kerry participated in several high-level events to reinforce U.S. leadership on climate change action this coming week during the UN General Assembly in New York.

On September 21, Secretary Kerry hosted the first-ever Major Economies Forum Foreign Ministers meeting. The meeting seeks to build political will and a sense of common cause to address climate change as a foreign policy priority. He encouraged countries to put forward robust climate targets next year to help reach an ambitious international climate change agreement in 2015 and explore fresh ideas to capture climate co-benefits.

On September 22, Secretary Kerry delivered keynote remarks at the opening event of Climate Week NYC, “Toward a Vibrant, Low Carbon Economy.” He will showcase the bold climate action that the United States is taking at home and present his vision for advancing a global low carbon economy.

On September 24, Secretary Kerry delivered remarks at a reception celebrating the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture. He discussed the Alliance’s efforts to respond to climate change impacts in the agriculture sector, while increasing food production and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Secretary Kerry previously announced the United States’ commitment to join the Alliance at a signature event during the Africa Leaders Summit in Washington on August 4, 2014.

On September 25, Secretary Kerry hosted an event, “Our Ocean: Next Steps on Sustainable Fishing and Marine Protected Areas.” The event will forge a path forward on a range of ocean conservation measures including sustainable fishing and its relationship to food security, promoting marine protected areas and coastal adaptation, and resilience to climate change.

Additionally, U.S. Special Envoy Todd Stern participated in several climate change-related events, including the Major Economies Forum and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition High Level Assembly, which discussed international actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants and launch a new partnership of oil and gas companies to reduce harmful methane pollution.

NEW YORK CITY

Remarks

09/26/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Trilateral Meeting With EU High Representative Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/26/14 Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/26/14 Remarks at International Support Group For Lebanon;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; United Nations; New York City
09/26/14 Remarks At The Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; United Nations Headquarters; New York City
09/26/14 Under U.S. Leadership, World Will Defeat ISIS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Boston Globe
09/25/14 Remarks at a High-Level Dialogue on Combating Violence Targeting LGBT;  Secretary of State John Kerry; UN Headquarters; New York City
09/25/14 Remarks at UNAIDS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; UN Headquarters; New York City
09/25/14 Background Briefing on African Issues; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/25/14 Background Briefing on UNAIDS Event and PEPFAR; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City, DC
09/25/14 Our Ocean: Next Steps on Sustainable Fishing and Marine-Protected Areas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City, DC
09/24/14 Background Briefing on the Syria Ministerial Meeting; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City, DC
09/24/14 Remarks at Syria Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; UN Headquarters; New York City
09/24/14 Background Briefing on Afghanistan; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/24/14 Remarks at a Reception for the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/24/14 Interview With Christiane Amanpour of CNN;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City, DC
09/23/14 Senior State Department Official on Diplomatic Efforts To Build a Coalition To Confront ISIL and Iraq in Syria; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/23/14 Remarks at a Stakeout With Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Eshaiker al-Jafari;  Secretary of State John Kerry; UN Headquarters; New York City
09/23/14 Remarks at the Global Counterterrorism Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/23/14 Background Briefing on Unaccompanied Alien Children; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/23/14 Remarks at Event on Human Rights in the D.P.R.K.;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/22/14 Remarks at Equal Futures Partnership;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/22/14 Remarks at Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York City
09/21/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Bilateral Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and on the Ministerial Meeting on Libya; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/22/14 Remarks at the Call to Action Ministerial on Protection from Gender Based Violence in Emergencies;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf Astoria; New York City
09/22/14 Remarks at NYC Climate Week Opening Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Morgan Library; New York City
09/22/14 Interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/22/14 Remarks With UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf Astoria; New York City
09/21/14 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
09/21/14 Remarks With Peruvian Foreign Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Marriott East Side; New York City
09/21/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Bilateral Meetings With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and With Cypriot President Anastasiades and Foreign Minister Kasoulides; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City

Press Releases

09/26/14 UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/25/14 Joint Communique Following the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the GCC-U.S. Strategic Cooperation Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; New York City
09/26/14 Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/25/14 Secretary Kerry Hosts High-Level Ocean Meeting in New York City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/25/14 G-7 Foreign Ministers' Joint Statement on Ebola; Office of the Spokesperson; New York City, NY
09/25/14 G-7 Foreign Ministers' Joint Statement on Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; New York City, NY
09/25/14 G-7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Joint Action to Fight the Terrorist Organisation ISIL/DAESH; Office of the Spokesperson; New York City, NY
09/24/14 Underscoring ISIL and Assad Regime Abuses, Secretary Kerry Meets With Syrian Women Human Rights Activists; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/14 Global Counterterrorism Forum Co-chairs' Fact Sheet -- The Complementary Roles of Hedayah, GCERF, and IIJ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/14 Global Counterterrorism Forum Co-chairs' Fact Sheet - About the GCTF; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/14 Global Counterterrorism Forum Co-chairs' Fact Sheet -- The Deliverables; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/14 Secretary Kerry at UNGA 69 Event Highlights North Korea Human Rights Abuses; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/14 State Department To Invest $15 million in Innovative Auction Approach to Reducing Methane Pollution; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/14 U.S. Landmine Policy;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
09/22/14 Joint Communique on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/22/14 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians in Gaza; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

09/26/14  September 26 - Friday
09/25/14  September 25 - Thursday
09/24/14  September 24 - Wednesday
09/23/14  September 23 - Tuesday
09/21/14  September 21 - Sunday
09/22/14  September 22 - Monday