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Name Locale Remarks Date
Henry Lewis Stimson Geneva Chairman of U.S. Delegation to Disarmament Conference. Left U.S. April 8; returned May 14. April 16–May 1, 1932
John Foster Dulles Geneva Attended Geneva Conference on Indochina and Korea. April 24–May 3, 1954
John Foster Dulles Geneva Accompanied President Eisenhower to the Heads of Government Conference. July 16–23, 1955
John Foster Dulles Geneva Attended meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. October 26–November 16, 1955
Christian Archibald Herter Geneva Attended a Conference of the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and the United States on the questions of Germany and Berlin. May 11–June 20, 1959
Christian Archibald Herter Geneva Attended second Conference of Foreign Ministers on the German question. July 13–August 5, 1959
David Dean Rusk Geneva Attended 14-nation Conference on Laos. May 10–21, 1961
David Dean Rusk Geneva Attended 18-nation Disarmament Conference. March 10–27, 1962
David Dean Rusk Geneva Attended the Conference on Laos. July 20–25, 1962
David Dean Rusk Geneva Conferred with U.S. Ambassadors to Middle Eastern countries. April 9, 1965
Henry A Kissinger Geneva Attended opening session of Middle East Peace Conference. December 20–22, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Geneva Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko to discuss bilateral relations. April 28–29, 1974
Henry A Kissinger Geneva Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko. February 16–17, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Zurich Met with Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran. February 18, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Geneva Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko. July 10–11, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Zurich Met with South African Prime Minister Vorster. September 4–7, 1976
Cyrus Roberts Vance Geneva Accompanied President Carter to a meeting with Syrian President Assad. May 9, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Geneva Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko. Signed Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques. May 18–21, 1977
Cyrus Roberts Vance Geneva Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko. July 11–13, 1978
Cyrus Roberts Vance Geneva Met with the U.S. delegation prior to SALT negotiations in Moscow. October 19–21, 1978
Cyrus Roberts Vance Geneva Held SALT negotiations with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko. December 21–23, 1978
Alexander Meigs Haig Geneva Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko. January 24–27, 1982
George Pratt Shultz Geneva Discussed future strategic arms negotiations with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko. January 6–8, 1985
George Pratt Shultz Geneva Accompanied President Reagan to the Summit Meeting with Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev. November 16–21, 1985
George Pratt Shultz Geneva Attended INF negotiations with Soviet Foreign Minister Shevardnadze. November 22–25, 1987
George Pratt Shultz Geneva Attended the signing of an agreement for the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan. April 14, 1988
George Pratt Shultz Geneva Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Shevardnadze; discussed INF verification procedures. May 11–12, 1988
James Addison Baker Geneva Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with the Foreign Ministers of Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, and Zaire. November 17, 1990
James Addison Baker Geneva Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with Iraqi Foreign Minister Aziz. January 8–10, 1991
James Addison Baker Geneva Discussed the Middle East peace process with Jordanian Foreign Minister Masri. Also discussed aid to Kurdish refugees with heads of international relief agencies. April 12, 1991
James Addison Baker Geneva Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Bessmertnykh. June 7, 1991
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Met with Russian Foreign Minister Kozyrev. February 25, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Accompanied President Clinton to a meeting with Syrian President Assad. January 15–16, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Met with Russian Foreign Minister Kozyrev. April 26–27, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Attended conference of European Union Foreign Ministers on the Bosnian conflict. May 13–15, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Attended ministerial meeting of the Contact Group on Bosnia. July 5, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Attended a meeting of Contact Group Foreign Ministers about the Bosnian conflict. July 30, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Met with Russian Foreign Minister Kozyrev. January 17–18, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Met with Russian Foreign Minister Kozyrev. March 22–23, 1995
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Attended meeting with the Presidents of Serbia and Croatia, and the Acting President of Bosnia; and addressed the Conference on Disarmament. March 17–18, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Discussed implementation of the Dayton Accords with the Presidents of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia, and with representatives of IFOR and OSCE. June 2–3, 1996
Warren Minor Christopher Geneva Met with the Presidents of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia. August 13–15, 1996
Madeleine Korbel Albright Berne Discussed the Middle East peace process with PLO Chairman Arafat. November 15, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Geneva Discussed Iraq crisis with the Foreign Ministers of Britain, France, and Russia. November 19–20, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Geneva Met with PLO Chairman Arafat. December 6, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Geneva Attended ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of GATT. May 18, 1998
Madeleine Korbel Albright Geneva Discussed the India-Pakistan nuclear crisis with the Foreign Ministers of the permanent member states of the UN Security Council. June 4, 1998
Madeleine Korbel Albright Davos Attended meeting of the World Economic Forum. January 29–31, 2000
Madeleine Korbel Albright Geneva Addressed the UN Human Rights Commission; met with Foreign Minister Deiss. March 23, 2000
Madeleine Korbel Albright Geneva Accompanied President Clinton to meetings with President Assad of Syria. March 26, 2000
Colin Luther Powell Davos Attended the World Economic Forum. January 25–26, 2003
Colin Luther Powell Geneva Met with UN Secretary-General Annan and the Foreign Ministers of the Permanent Members of the Security Council. September 13, 2003
Condoleezza Rice Davos Addressed the World Economic Forum and met with Foreign Minister Calmy-Rey. January 23, 2008
Hillary Rodham Clinton Geneva Met with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. March 6–7, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Zurich Witnessed the signing of a protocol to normalize relations between Armenia and Turkey. October 9–10, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Geneva Discussed the crisis in Libya and addressed the Conference on Disarmament and the UN Human Rights Council. February 28, 2011
Hillary Rodham Clinton Geneva Commemorated International Human Rights Day and the anniversaries of the Refugee and Statelessness Conventions. Met with members of the Syrian National Council. Addressed the 7th Biological and Toxin Weapons Review Conference. December 6–7, 2011
Hillary Rodham Clinton Geneva Attended a P3 meeting and the opening session of the Action Group on Syria. June 29–30, 2012
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Discussed the Syrian crisis with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Announced Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons. September 12–15, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Met with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif. November 8–10, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Met with the P5+1 representatives and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif. Announced a First Step Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program. November 22–24, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Davos Attended the World Economic Forum. January 23–24, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Discussed the Ukrainian crisis with representatives of Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union. Discussed the Syrian crisis with Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi. April 16–17, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Basel Attended an OSCE Ministerial Meeting. December 3–4, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Met with UN Special Envoy for Syria Steffan de Mistura and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. January 14, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Davos Attended the World Economic Forum. January 22–24, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Met with members of the U.S. Mission. January 26, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. February 22–23, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Geneva, Montreux Attended the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Commission and met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif in Montreux. March 2–4, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Lausanne Attended the P5 + 1 negotiations with Iran. March 15–21, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Lausanne Attended the P5 + 1 negotiations with Iran. March 27–April 2, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. May 29–30, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Zurich, Davos Discussed the Syrian and Ukrainian crises with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. January 20–22, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Discussed the Syrian conflict with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura. May 1–2, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. August 25–28, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Geneva Discussed the Syrian conflict with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura. September 8–9, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Lausanne Met with the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Iran, and UN Special Envoy de Mistura. October 15, 2016
John Forbes Kerry Davos Attended the World Economic Forum. January 17–18, 2017