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September 25, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 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

8:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

8:45
a.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

9:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the Arms Trade Treaty signing ceremony, at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

10:10
a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the Millennium Development Goals Event hosted by the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

10:40 a.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Zalmai Rassoul, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00
a.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a High-Level Meeting with PEPFAR Partners, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS AT TOP)

12:15
p.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Qatar Mission to the UN in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:40 p.m.
Secretary Kerry participates in a P5 meeting, at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

3:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in an event for the Chris Stevens Virtual Exchange Program, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with President of Ghana John Mahama, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel Times Square in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

5:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in a meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon, at the United Nations in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

6:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in a meeting of the Palestinian Economic Initiative, at the Four Seasons in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

8:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the Friends of Yemen Ministerial, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom, at the Ethiopian Mission to the UN in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with French Political Director Jacques Audibert, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

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

10:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with French Political Director Jacques Audibert, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Tajikistan Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Yemen Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, at the Yemen Mission to the UN 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 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.

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Frantz delivers remarks with Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman on “Fostering A More Peaceful World: The Case For Multilateralism,” at the City University of New York Colin Powell School.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

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

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

1:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with U.S. Youth Observer Tiffany Taylor, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman participates in a Facebook chat discussion on U.S. engagement at the United Nations. To learn more or to participate in the chat please click here.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman delivers remarks with Assistant Secretary Frantz on “Fostering A More Peaceful World: The Case For Multilateralism,” at the City University of New York Colin Powell School.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

10:00 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya co-chairs the Community of Democracies' Governing Council, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:50 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya chairs an NGO roundtable on “Foreign Legal Restrictions and Human Rights At-large,” in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya holds a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese Director General Trung, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya participates in the Asia Society’s event “Responsible Investment in Myanmar's Future,” in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


9:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with French Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay, at the French Mission to the UN in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with UNICEF Deputy Director Geeta Rao Gupta, at the UNICEF House in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Russell delivers remarks at the African First Ladies Tea, at World Vision in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Russell attends the Global Education Fund Initiative reception, at the Ford Foundation in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m.
Ambassador Russell attends a reception to address “Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict,” hosted by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, at the British Ambassador’s Residence in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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