Statement by the Press Secretary: United Nations Millennium Summit (8/22/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                         (Bingham Farms, Michigan)

For Immediate Release                                           August 22,


     President Clinton will travel to New York City September 6 - 8 to take
part in the United Nations Millennium Summit, expected to be the largest
gathering of heads of state and government ever held.

     The President will address the Opening Plenary Session on September 6.
During the Summit, the President will also conduct bilateral meetings with
foreign leaders.

     The theme of the Millennium Summit is ?The Role of the United Nations
in the 2lst Century.? It will provide a forum for heads of state and
government to address the challenges facing the UN in the new Millennium.


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