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September 24, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013


The Department of State’s Office of Press Relations for the 68th United Nations General Assembly will be at the Waldorf Astoria Suite 24M and can be reached at 646-264-6506 beginning Sunday afternoon. To access Waldorf Astoria Suite 24M, members of the press should present press credentials.

Briefings to the press will be held in the 24M Press Office Suite throughout the week.

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


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

AM-PM
Secretary Kerry attends meetings with President Obama surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

4:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the United Nations in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

5:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Syrian Opposition Coalition Chairman Ahmed Assi al-Jarba, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

7:15
p.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila, at the Palace Hotel in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

8:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, at the Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:10 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends the event “Supporting Civil Society Organizations,” at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with the Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Fernando Carrera, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

2:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah and UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening host "MDG Countdown 2013: Girls and Women Transforming Societies" at the Ford Foundation in New York.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

Assistant Secretary Barton attends meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Indian Joint Secretary Vikram Doraiswami, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake joins Deputy Secretary Burns’ meeting with Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a meeting on water and energy in Central Asia, at the World Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS DOUG FRANTZ

Assistant Secretary Frantz attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Frantz meets with Pakistani diaspora journalists at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Frantz participates in a roundtable discussion with communications directors from New York public affairs, academic and cultural institutions, at the Foreign Press Center in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

Assistant Secretary Nuland attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN

Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard hosts a high level roundtable breakfast briefing on the “Safe from the Start” Initiative to combat gender based violence, at the Population Council in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard participates in a high level meeting on Syria, at the UK Mission in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends the Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative event hosted by United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague and the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with the Colombian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Patti Londono, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL


Assistant Secretary Russel attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR UZRA ZEYA

Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

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

Ambassador Goosby attends events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

8:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell attends a high level roundtable breakfast briefing on the “Safe from the Start” Initiative to combat gender based violence, at the Population Council in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell attends the “Millennium Countdown Event: Focus on Girls and Women,” at the Ford Foundation in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m
. Ambassador Russell attends the Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative event hosted by United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague and the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, at USUN.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell delivers remarks on a Clinton Global Initiative and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women panel on “Investing in Women and Girls,” in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS DREW O’BRIEN

Special Representative O’Brien attends events surrounding the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. Please click here for more information.



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