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Mt. Vernon Nomination Ceremony
Mt. Vernon, Virginia
January 14, 2009

Date: 01/14/2009 Location: Mt. Vernon. Virginia Description: Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook at the nomination ceremony of Mount Vernon as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Northwestern Hawaiian Marine National Monument Papahanaumokuakea and Mount Vernon represent America 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook at the nomination ceremony of Mount Vernon as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Northwestern Hawaiian Marine National Monument Papahanaumokuakea and Mount Vernon represent America’s first World Heritage Site nominations in fifteen years.


UN Security Council Discussion on Somalia Piracy
New York City
December 16, 2008

Date: 12/16/2008 Location: New York City Description: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook during the UN Security Council discussion on Somalia piracy. © UN Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook during the UN Security Council discussion on Somalia piracy. The UN Security Council unanimously voted to adopt resolution 1851, which authorizes states cooperating with the Somali Transitional Federal Government to extend counter-piracy efforts to include potential operations in Somali territorial land and airspace, to suppress acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea. [Secretary’s remarks | Text UNSC resolution 1851 |  Secretary’s statement to the press | Somali Piracy Fact Sheet | ]


Travel to Paris, France
December 11-12, 2008

Date: 12/11/2008 Location: OECD headquarters, Paris, France. Description: Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook meeting with Ambassador Egan, and officials from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) during a visit to the OECD headquarters in Paris. State Dept Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 



Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook meeting with Ambassador Egan, and officials from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) during a visit to the OECD headquarters in Paris.


Travel to Beijing, China
December 4-8, 2008

Date: 12/04/2008 Location: Beiing, China Description: Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook meeting with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Jieyi during his trip to Beijing. State Dept Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook meeting with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Jieyi during his trip to Beijing.


Financing for Development - Doha, Qatar
November 29-30, 2008

Date: 11/30/2008 Location: Doha, Qatar Description: Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Henrietta H. Fore brief the media on day two of the United Nations conference on financing for development in Doha, November 30, 2008.  State Dept Photo

 

 

 





Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Henrietta H. Fore brief the media on day two of the  United Nations Conference on financing for development  in Doha, November 30, 2008. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.usaid.gov/about_usaid/dfa/doha08.html. [more photos]


Assistant Secretary Hooks' Travel to the Middle East and Cyprus
October 22 - November 2, 2008

Date: 10/22/2008 Location: Saudi Arabia Description: Assistant Secretary Brian Hook met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on October 22, 2008. State Dept Photo


 

 

 

 

 

 

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, and a related UN meeting to advance that dialogue. President Bush traveled to New York on November 13 to participate in that dialogue and reiterate the U.S. commitment to fostering interfaith harmony among all religions.  [more photos


63rd UN General Assembly
September 2008

Date: 09/29/2008 Location: New York City Description: Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Brian H. Hook traveled to New York to participate in the early weeks of the 63rd UN General Assembly.  State Dept Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 


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. You can read President Bush's Address to the General Assembly here [full text].


Travel to Haiti, Costa Rica, and Panama
August 2008

Date: 08/19/2008 Location: Costa Rica Description: Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook meets with Minister of Foreign Relations and Costa Rica's permanent ambassador to the United Nations, Bruno Stagno along with U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Peter E. Cianchette. 


 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Secretary Brian H. Hook meets with Costa Rica's Minister of Foreign Relations Bruno Stagno along with U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Peter E. Cianchette. [more photos]

  
Highlights

United Nations buildingAt the UN
Remarks by Secretary Rice at the UN Security Council Meeting Regarding the Violence in Israel and Gaza, Jan. 8, 2009

Remarks by Secretary Rice at the United Nations Security Council Session on the Situation in the Middle East, Jan. 6, 2009

Statement by Ambassador Alejandro Wolff, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative, on the situation in Gaza, at the Security Council Stakeout, Jan. 3, 2009

Statement by Amb. Alejandro Wolff, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question, in the Security Council Chamber, [UNSC Resolution 1850] Dec. 18, 2008

Remarks by Secretary Rice After Her Meeting With the P5+1 and the GCC+3, Dec. 16, 2008

Remarks by Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, United States Permanent Representative and Amb. Vitaly Churkin, Russian Permanent Representative on the Middle East at the Security Council Stakeout, Dec. 13, 2008

Statement by Ambassador Alejandro Wolff, Deputy Permanent Representative, to the 1737 (Iran) Sanctions Committee, in the Security Council Chamber, Dec. 10, 2008

Highlights
-- A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America - Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2008

-- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meetings 2011: Request for Proposal (11/19/08)
-- Extended (information on deadline extension)

Blogs
-- Assistant Secretary Hook -- U.S. Record at the UN: Looking Back at the Last Eight Years (1/15/09)
-- Assistant Secretary Hook -- Doha Conference Reviews Monterrey Consensus (11/30/08)
-- Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference Sada Cumber -- Special Envoy Seeks Dialogue Between People of Faith (11/14/08)
-- 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)

Policy Podcast
Assistant Secretary Hook's talks with Assistant Secretary Sean McCormick: A coffee break discussion on U.S. and UN Relations

IO Events
-- IO Celebrates Human Rights Day with a digital video conference with Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon, author of A World Made New and the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.
-- 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]

Fact Sheet
Date: 10/30/2008 Location: NewYork City Description: UN photo for Universal Declaration of Human Rights   © UN Photo
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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