U.N.’s No. 2 official in Kansas City to address the 41st Mayor’s U.N. Day Dinner this evening

November 1, 2011 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Mayor welcomes international official to Kansas City

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro will be the keynote speaker for Kansas City’s 41st annual Mayor’s U.N. Day Dinner. As the U.N.’s second-highest-ranking official after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Migiro will be the highest-ranking U.N. diplomat ever to participate in the Kansas City event.

The dinner will take place at 7 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the InterContinental Hotel, 401 Ward Parkway. Earlier today, the Deputy Secretary General visited Independence to lay a wreath at the U.N. Peace Plaza on the grounds of the Community of Christ Church in Independence at the corner of West Walnut and West Lexington streets.

The Peace Plaza is the only permanent memorial outside U.N. Headquarters dedicated to U.N. peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Dr. Migiro’s visit to the Peace Plaza was followed by a brief tour of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Journalists are invited to cover Dr. Migiro’s keynote address at the dinner and a meeting with Dr. Migiro and college and high school students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The UMKC meeting will be from 4:15 to 5p.m. in Room 301-B at the New Student Union, corner of 51st and Cherry streets.

WHO:                         Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General

WHAT:                      41st annual Kansas City Mayor’s U.N. Day Dinner

WHEN/WHERE:      Tuesday Nov. 1

Dinner: 7.p.m., InterContinental Hotel, 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City

Student meeting: 4:15 p.m., Room 301-B, UMKC New Student Union, corner of 51st and Cherry streets, Kansas City.




Contact: Danny Rotert: 816-513-6581 or cell: 816-547-6418