THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
September 24, 2014
Vice President Biden to Travel to New York, NY
WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, September 25, Vice President Biden will travel to New York City for the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
On Friday, September 26, the Vice President will convene a summit on UN peacekeeping, to underscore the international community’s commitment to strengthening peacekeeping to address contemporary threats. The event will bring together top peacekeeping troop-contributors as well as top peacekeeping financial contributors; co-hosts are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A number of countries are expected to use the summit to announce new commitments to peacekeeping, including direct contributions of troops and police, as well as new capacity-building efforts to strengthen peacekeepers worldwide. This event in Conference Room No. 2 is open press.
On Thursday and Friday, the Vice President will also participate in a number of bilateral meetings. Additional details of these meetings are forthcoming.