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Public Schedule for September 28, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 28, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 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.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a G8 Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition Foreign Ministers Meeting, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)
Final access 8:15 a.m. in the Starlight Room.

11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba and Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)
Final access 10:15 a.m. in 24M.

12:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts the Ad Hoc Friends of the Syrian People Ministerial, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)
Final access 12 p.m. in the Starlight Room.

3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the U.S.-GCC Strategic Cooperation Forum, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Final access 3 p.m. in the Metropolitan Room.

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 joins Secretary Clinton at a G8 Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition Foreign Ministers Meeting, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)
Final access 8:15 a.m. in the Starlight Room.

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the launch of OECD’s “Women in Business Publication,” in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero represents the United States at the Ministerial Meeting on the Responsibility to Protect, on the margins of UNGA in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero joins Secretary Clinton at a G8 Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition Foreign Ministers Meeting, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)
Final access 8:15 a.m. in the Starlight Room.

12:45 p.m. Under Secretary Otero joins Secretary Clinton at the Ad Hoc Friends of the Syrian People Ministerial, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)
Final access 12 p.m. in the Starlight Room.

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers keynote remarks at the Strategic Dialogue with Faith-Based Civil Society, on the margins of UNGA in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends the “Ministerial Meeting on the Responsibility to Protect: Deepening Our Commitment to Mass Atrocity Prevention,” at the W Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks on “U.S. Multilateral Engagement” to New York area students during the Department of State’s Foreign Policy Classroom event, at The New School in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, at the United Nations in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ahron Leshno-Yaar, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(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.

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer holds an on-the-record press briefing for foreign media on “U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda: UNGA 2012,” at the Foreign Press Center in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the Foreign Press Center’s fall reception, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson conducts an interview with Voice of America, in New York City.

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Brazilian Under Secretary for South America Antonio Simoes, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a meeting with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a Foreign Press Center briefing, at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

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.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones visits USAID-sponsored, Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species (ARREST) program and meets with representatives from a partner NGO, in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m.
LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones meets with anti-poaching park rangers and rehabilitated poachers, in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, at the United Nations in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Tunisian Secretary of State Hedi Ben Abbes, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meet with Mauritanian Foreign Minister Hamadi Ould Hamadi, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:15 a.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with members of the Korean Women Journalists Association, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer hosts a meeting on “Advancing Women’s Economic Progress” with business leaders, at Goldman Sachs in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE )

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston is 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

Special Representative Lewis participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

10:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with National Urban League President Marc Morial, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis attends the Foreign Policy Classroom, at The New School in New York City.
(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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