Bureau of International Organization Affairs
Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal
October 22, 2008
Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on October 22, 2008. During their meeting, the Assistant Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed a range of issues, including Saudi King Abdullah's initiative to promote interfaith dialogue, including a related UN meeting to advance that dialogue.
63rd UN General Assembly
Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook traveled to New York to participate in the early weeks of the 63rd UN General Assembly. In addition to bilateral and multilateral meetings, the Assistant Secretary engaged the media to underscore U.S. priorities for the new General Assembly, including continued U.S. leadership on humanitarian assistance, democracy promotion, and human rights.
Travel to Haiti, Costa Rica, and Panama
In August 2008, Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook traveled to Haiti, Costa Rica, and Panama to consult with counterparts and visit UN programs. In Costa Rica and Panama, the Assistant Secretary visited Pan American Health Organization and other UN health-related sites. The U.S. provides approximately 60% of PAHO's funding, supporting a wide range of medical and health programs in Central America.
At the UN
Statement by Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Permanent Representative, on Women, Peace and Security, in the Security Council Chamber, October 29, 2008
Statement by Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Permanent Representative, on the Situation in Darfur, in the Security Council Chamber, October 28, 2008
Statement by Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Permanent Representative, on peace and security in Africa: Djibouti and Eritrea, in the Security Council, October 23, 2008
President Bush Addresses United Nations 63rd General Assembly [full text]
Assistant Secretary Hook -- U.S. at UN: More Multilateral Than One Might Think (10/2/08)
Assistant Secretary Hook -- Welcome to UNGA (9/22/08)
Assistant Secretary Hook's talks with Assistant Secretary Sean McCormick: A coffee break discussion on U.S. and UN Relations
From October 20-24, Assistant Secretary Hook and other IO officials took part in digital video conferences with university students across the United States in honor of United Nations Day on October 24. [speakers and topics]
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights