DEPARTMENT OF STATE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
The Department of State’s Office of Press Relations for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly will be at the Palace Hotel Room 3819 and can be reached at 202-485-2018. To access the Palace Press Office, please use the Guest Elevators to the 38th floor. Members of the press must present press credentials and photo identification. Briefings to the press will be held in Room 3818 Press Office Suite throughout the week. We will provide information on these as schedules become available. For more information about media access to events at the United Nations, please call the UN Office of Media Accreditation 212-963-6934.
SECRETARY REX TILLERSON
Secretary Tillerson is on travel to New York City, New York, to participate in events surrounding the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.
5:00 p.m. Secretary Tillerson meets with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, at the Palace Hotel, in New York City.
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9:00 p.m. Secretary Tillerson meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Russian Mission, in New York City.
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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Y. Yamamoto, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Hemisphere Affairs Francisco (Paco) Palmieri, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk, Acting Assistant Secretary of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Tom Hushek, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx attend meetings and events surrounding the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City.