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CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT BEGINS THIRD AND FINAL SEGMENT OF THE 2016 SESSION COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS TO HOLD TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 29 AUGUST TO 7 SEPTEMBER 2016
CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT BEGINS THIRD AND FINAL SEGMENT OF THE 2016 SESSION COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS TO HOLD TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 29 AUGUST TO 7 SEPTEMBER 2016

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

OHCHR Press Conference
25 August 2016 11:00 - 11:45
Launch of OHCHR report on the situation of human rights in Yemen.
  • Mohammad Ali Alnsour, Chief of the Middle East and North Africa Section, OHCHR
  • Press Stakeout by the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria
    25 August 2016 12:45 - 13:15
    The Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria informs you that the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force will convene tomorrow, 25 August, at 10.30 a.m. at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
    The meeting will be followed by a press stakeout in Hall XIV, at 12.45 p.m., with the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura and his Special Advisor, Mr. Jan Egeland.
    The press stakeout will be webcast live on webtv.un.org.

    Upcoming Press Conferences

    OHCHR Press Conference
    26 August 2016 13:30 - 14:15
    OHCHR / Subject: Concluding Observations by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Greece, United Kingdom, Paraguay, South Africa, Lebanon, Ukraine, Sri Lanka and Pakistan
  • Anastasia Crickley (Chair)
  • Gun Kut
  • Fatimata-Binta Dah
  • Jose Francisco Cali Tzay
  • UNEP Press Conference
    30 August 2016 09:15 - 10:00
    Erik Solheim has been appointed as the new UNEP Executive Director. During his first visit to Geneva on 30 August, Mr Solheim will present to the accredited journalists his priorities for the UN Environment Programme and the areas he has identified as being critical to address current environmental challenges, such as sustainable cities, oceans, biodiversity, finance and climate and migration.
    Mr Solheim's presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and hopefully a lively discussion with the media.
  • Mr Erik Solheim, new UNEP Executive Director
  • UNIDIR Press Conference
    1 September 2016 10:00 - 10:45
    Cluster Munition Monitor 2016 Report Launch.

    (For more facts on landmine and cluster munitions issues globally and to view detailed country profiles, visit the Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor.)
  • Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Director, UNIDIR
  • Ms. Mary Wareham, Advocacy Director, Arms Division, Human Rights Watch and ban policy editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2016
  • Mr. Jeff Abramson, Final Editor and Program Manager, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor