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Public Schedule for September 27, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 27, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2012


*For more information about media access to events at the United Nations, call the UN Office of Media Accreditation (212) 963-6934 or click here.

*The Department of State’s Office of Press Relations during UNGA will be based out of the Waldorf Astoria’s Suite 24M. The phone number is: (646) 264-0221.


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Malawian President Joyce Banda, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton participates in a Feed the Future: Partnering with Civil Society Event, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras and still photographers 9:00 a.m. from the Park Avenue Lobby Final access for journalists 9:30 a.m. from the Park Avenue Lobby.

10:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a meeting with Central American Foreign Ministers, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)

1:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts and delivers remarks at the Connecting the Americas 2022 Ministerial, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)

2:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Haitian President Michel Martelly, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Haiti Partners Ministerial Meeting, at the InterContinental Hotel in New York City.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras and still photographers 1:30 p.m. in the Manhattan Room.
Final access for journalists 2:30 p.m. in the Manhattan Room.


4:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the United Nations Security Council P5+1 Ministerial, at the United Nations.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

5:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hor Namhong, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in a ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)

7:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in New York City.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS

Under Secretary Hormats participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats participates in the G8 Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpa (FASS), in New York.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in the G8 Deauville Partnership FASS Meetings, in New York.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats holds an interview with CNBC Segment, in New York.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO

8:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the Trygve Lie Symposium: States in Transition, Ensuring Equal Rights, and Participation for All, on the margins of UNGA in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with OCHA Under Secretary General Valerie Amos, on the margins of UNGA in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero attends Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Central American Foreign Ministers, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)

2:15 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin, on the margins of UNGA in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:50 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, on the margins of UNGA in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero attends a reception for African Heads of State, on the margins of UNGA in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

10:00 a.m.
Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends the “Friends of the CTBT” Ministerial Meeting, at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends a performance of “Reykjavik”, a play by Richard Rhodes, sponsored by the Comprehensive Test Ban Organization in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS


Counselor Mills participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall participates in meetings and assists with events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

Assistant Secretary Barton is on foreign travel to Kenya through September 30. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

8:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer opens NASDAQ.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer rings the NASDAQ opening bell.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer joins Secretary Clinton at the Feed the Future Initiative, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras and still photographers 9:00 a.m. from the Park Avenue Lobby Final access for journalists 9:30 a.m. from the Park Avenue Lobby.

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin, at the UNFPA Office in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer joins Secretary Clinton at the Haiti Partners Ministerial Meeting, at the InterContinental Hotel in New York City.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras and still photographers 1:30 p.m. in the Manhattan Room.
Final access for journalists 2:30 p.m. in the Manhattan Room.


6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends the Appeal of Conscience Foundation Annual Awards Dinner, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINfED BY HOST)

8:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a P5 Dinner, at the Residence of the French Permanent Representative to the UN in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

2:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman attends a conference on Emergency Proliferation Challenges and Potential Solutions, at the National Defense University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson gives a briefing on Central America and Connecting the Americas, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with EU Managing Director for the Americas Christian Leffler, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Central American Foreign Ministers, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in the Connecting the Americas 2022 Ministerial, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)

2:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Secretary Clinton at the Haiti Partners Ministerial Meeting, at the InterContinental Hotel in New York City.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras and still photographers 1:30 p.m. in the Manhattan Room.
Final access for journalists 2:30 p.m. in the Manhattan Room.


4:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Paraguayan Foreign Minister Jose Felix Fernandez, at the Paraguayan Mission to the United Nations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the Appeal of Conscience Award Dinner, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES


Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel in Thailand to represent the United States at the 3rd East Asia Summit Environment Ministers Meeting and to participate in other bilateral meetings and events regarding wildlife trafficking, science and technology cooperation, health, and the environment. She will also meet with U.S. companies involved in green technology in Thailand. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones visits the Thai Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), in Bangkok, Thailand.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:30 p.m.
LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones participates in the 3rd East Asia Summit Environment Ministers Meeting, in Bangkok, Thailand.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m.
LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones attends a dinner hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for ministerial delegates to the 3rd East Asia Summit Environment Ministers, in Bangkok, Thailand.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin, at the Afghanistan Mission in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs Szabolcs Takacs, at the Hungary Mission, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, at the United Nations Booth, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Director General of the Chinese Office of International Organizations Chen Xu, at the United Nations NAM Caucus Room in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ian Martin, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Mission in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Western Sahara, Ambassador Christopher Ross, at the United Nations, in New York.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Director General for the United Nations’ German Federal Foreign Office Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, at the German House, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner attends the African Heads of State Reception, at the Ford Foundation in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD


Assistant Secretary Richard participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and holds bilateral meetings with key partners, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock is on foreign travel to Lusaka, Zambia, and Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa through September 29, to participate in activities focused on education, outreach to youth, opportunities for women and girls, entrepreneurship, civil society, travel and tourism, and literacy.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is in New York to participate in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

11:30 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with The Soufan Group Chairman & CEO Ali Soufan, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with United Arab Emirates Assistant Minister for Security Affairs Faris al-Mazroui, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin and U.S. Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Rashad Hussain meet with OIC Secretary General Ekmelledin Ihsanoglu, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Foreign Minister of Paraguay Fernandez Estigarribia, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:45 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Algeria Counselor to the President for Counterterrorism Issues Kamel Rezag-Bara, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND U.S. GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby participates in a panel discussion with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé on a future without HIV/AIDS, at the World Leaders Forum on the Columbia University campus, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP


Ambassador Rapp is on travel to The Hague, Netherlands to attend the Grotius Conference on the International Criminal Court.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Assistant Secretary Posner and Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin, at the Afghanistan Mission in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Ambassador Verveer participates on a panel at the Africa-America Institute’s Business Investors Conference, at the offices of Debevoise and Plimpton, LLP in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends a luncheon in honor of President of Malawi Joyce Banda, at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:45 p.m. Ambassador Verveer participates in an interactive discussion on “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women,” hosted by UN Women, Food and Agriculture Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the World Food Programme, at the Millennium Hotel in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer participates on a panel at the Concordia Summit Session on “The Future of Women in Afghanistan,” with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:15 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with the East-West Institute’s Honored Women, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston is on travel in New York City through September 28. Special Representative Balderston delivers remarks at the 2012 Concordia Summit during a break-out session on impact investing and a plenary session on successful drivers of partnerships. Please click here for more information.

Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis

1:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks at the White House Forum for Business Leaders in Indian Country, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH


Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Bahrain, Morocco, and Oman for discussions and outreach with youth and civil society groups.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.
 



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