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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 22, 2001


US Delegation To UN General Assembly Special Session On HIV/AIDS

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will lead the United States delegation at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, with Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson. The delegation will include officials from the White House, State Department, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health, US Agency for International Development, members of Congress, and additional members from the non-governmental and private sectors. The Special Session will take place at the United Nations in New York June 25-27 and will be attended by numerous foreign leaders.

Secretary of State Powell will deliver remarks at the Special Session plenary on Monday, June 25, 2001 at approximately 11:15 a.m. in the General Assembly Hall. Secretary Powell will return to Washington later that afternoon.

A press information center for the US Delegation to the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS will be in operation for the duration of the June 25-27 session. It will be located at:

Foreign Press Center

U.S. Department of State

150 E. 52nd Street (5th Floor)

New York, New York

212-317-8332

Public Affairs staff will respond to media requests and inquiries related to the UN Special Session from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 27. Only journalists holding active press credentials will be admitted to the press center.

The US delegation plans to offer daily media briefings. Time and locations for the briefings will be announced in New York.


Released on June 22, 2001

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