Thursday, 13 April 2017
United Nations Headquarters
405 East 42nd Street, New York
Linda K. Burton, general Relief Society president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be participating in the annual Focus on Faith briefing at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York on Thursday, 13 April 2017. The panel discussion will take place from 11am to 12.45pm EDT. Members of the public wishing to attend the event must register in advance.
The interactive discussion will focus “on the role of faith-based organizations in addressing current refugee and integration issues.” Other panelists will include:
- Caryl Stern, CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, who will moderate the discussion
- Anwar Khan, CEO of Islamic Relief USA
- Barbara Day, chief, Domestic Resettlement Division, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, U.S. Department of State
- The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson, director, Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Abdul Saboor, a refugee who was assisted by EMM
Attendees must have a ticket to attend. To receive a ticket, register in advance online. Tickets will be distributed at the visitors’ entrance to the United Nations headquarters immediately before the event, so the New York Public Affairs Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recommends arriving 60–90 minutes before the event is scheduled to start.
Spanish interpretation will be available.
Getting to U.N. headquarters
405 East 42nd Street
New York City
The nearest subway station is Grand Central-42 St, which is served by the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S trains as well as Metro-North. The U.N. is about a 10-minute walk east of the station, straight down 42nd Street.
If that walk is a little too far for you, you can also take the M42 bus. The headquarters of the U.N. is also served by the M15 and M15-SBS buses.
I would not at all recommend driving to the United Nations; the U.N. itself does not offer parking to the public, and nearby lots are likely to be full (and expensive if they actually have spaces).
Updated 27 March 2017
This post will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.