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29 September 2016WHO Press ConferenceWHO will be releasing new analysis from a survey. The conclusions show that negative or ageist attitudes are widespread and affect the health of older persons.
  • Dr. John Beard, WHO Director, Department of Ageing and Life Course 
  • Dr. Alana Officer, WHO Coordinator, Department of Ageing and Life Course WHO
  • 29 September 2016Press stakeout by the U.N. Deputy Special Envoy for SyriaPress stakeout in Hall XIV, at 1:00 p.m., with U.N. Deputy Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy.
    The press stakeout will be webcast live on webtv.un.org. (Please note that the live stream may not be accessible on all mobile devices.)UNOG
    29 September 2016UNHCR Press ConferenceUNHCR update on preparations for anticipated displacement from Mosul.
  • Bruno Geddo, UNHCR Representative to IraqUNHCR
  • 28 September 2016WMO Press ConferenceRapid climate change in the Arctic: global impact and global action (coinciding with the first ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial, which will be addressed by WMO President David Grimes)
    Speakers:
  • Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary General
  • David Carlson, Director World Climate Research Programme
  • Paolo Ruti, Chief, World Weather Research ProgrammeWMO
  • 27 September 2016OHCHR Press Conference (Working Group of experts on people of African descent)Human Rights situation of people of African descent: annual thematic report to the Human Rights Council and country-specific findings and recommendations following visits to the USA and Italy.
  • Mr. Ricardo A. Sunga III, Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on people of African descent OHCHR
  • 27 September 2016FAO Press ConferenceWorld Rabies Day is September 28th. Rabies is fatal and mostly kills children. This very neglected disease is 95% spread by dogs, but is 100% preventable. Poverty, conflicts and natural disasters displace people and animals. They disrupt health and veterinary services and make it more difficult to manage dog populations and to vaccinate. Effective vaccines have been around for over a century. We also know that the key is to vaccinate dogs - so why do so many people and animals continue to die from rabies?
  • Dr Louis NEL - Executive Director, Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)
  • Sandra AVILES - Officer-in-Charge & Senior Advisor, Programme Development and Humanitarian Affairs, FAO Geneva
  • Dr Bernadette ABELA-RIDDER - Neglected Zoonotic Diseases, WHO
  • Dr Rachid Bouguedour, OIE Sub Regional Representative  of North AfricaFAO
  • 27 September 2016Press Stakeout - Human Rights Council / Special Representative of the Secretary-General for LibyaHuman rights situation in Libya (High Commissioner for Human Rights' oral update to the HRC)
    Speakers:
  • Mr. Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
  • Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human RightsOHCHR
  • 27 September 2016Press conference by the Human Rights Council / United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB)Presentation of final report by the Independent Investigation on Burundi to the Human Rights Council
    (Report: English | French ; Press Release : English | French)
  • Ms Maya Sahli-Fadel, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Mr Pablo de Greiff, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Mr Christof Heyns, Independent Expert in UNIIBOHCHR
  • 26 September 2016OHCHR Press Conference (Special Rapporteur on Health)Syria: healthcare workers and facilities under continued and targeted attacks.
  • Mr. Dainius Pūras, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, accompanied by representatives of Physicians for Human Rights and Syrian American Medical Society OHCHR
  • 26 September 2016ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the independent Tufts University assessment of the ILO-IFC Better Work programme (working conditions and productivity in the global garment industry).
    UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER at 14:00 GMT (16:00 GENEVA TIME)
  • Drusilla Brown, Lead researcher of the Tufts University report
  • Dan Rees, Chief of the Better Work programmeILO
  • 26 September 2016WHO Press ConferenceWHO releases new global data and comprehensive country estimate on air pollution exposure.
    EMBARGO:  Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 01h01 EST (New York time) / 04h01 GMT / 06H01 CET (Geneva time)
  • Dr. Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
  • Dr. Carlos Dora, WHO Coordinator, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
  • Dr. Annette Prüss-Ustün, Scientist, WHO Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of HealthWHO
  • 22 September 2016Press Stakeout by the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for SyriaPress stakeout with U.N. Deputy Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, and U.N. Special Advisor to the Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Jan Egeland, following the meeting of the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force.
    The press stakeout will be webcast live on webtv.un.org. (Please note that the live stream may not be accessible on all mobile devices.)
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    20 September 2016WHO Press ConferenceThis week, Heads of State will gather for an all-day high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the UN General Assembly in New York. They are expected to commit to taking a broad, coordinated approach to address the root causes of AMR across multiple sectors, especially human health, animal health and agriculture.
    WHO expert will brief Geneva-based journalists on the importance of this meeting at UN General Assembly
  • Dr. Elizabeth Tayler, Technical Officer, Antimicrobial Resistance, WHOWHO
  • 19 September 2016Press stakeout by the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicPresentation of latest report by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council including update on the recent human rights situation in the country.
  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic OHCHR
  • 16 September 2016UNCTAD Press ConferencePublication of the Trade and Development Report 2016: Structural transformation for inclusive and sustained growth.
    (Embargoed until 21 September 2016, at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD, Director, Division on Globalization and Development StrategiesUNCTAD
  • 15 September 2016Press Stakeout by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for SyriaThe Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria informs you that the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force will convene today, Thursday 15 September 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
    The meeting will be followed by a press stakeout in Hall XIV, at 12.15 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. (Please note that the live stream may not be accessible on all mobile devices.)
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    15 September 2016ITU Press ConferenceLaunch of the 2016 edition of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s ‘State of Broadband’ report, giving a global overview of broadband penetration and global trends.
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  • Phillippa Biggs, Senior Policy Advisory and lead author of this year’s report. The launch will provide an informal opportunity to chat to Phillippa about this year’s key findings ahead of the report going live on ITU’s website at 12 noon.ITU
  • 13 September 2016Press Conference by the OHCHR (SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF UNILATERAL COERCIVE MEASURES ON THE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS - UNILATERAL SANCTIONS)Unilateral sanctions and compensation commissions - The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights will present his annual report to the Human Rights Council which focuses on the issue of redress and remedies for the victims of unilateral sanctions.
    The expert will also refer to his report on his mission to the Sudan and the follow-up of his recommendations.
  • Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights OHCHR
  • 13 September 2016Stakeout by the United Nations Special Envoy for SyriaUNOG
    9 September 2016Press stakeout by the UN Special Envoy for SyriaThe Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria informs you that the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force will convene on Friday 9 September 2016 at 10.30 a.m. at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, given the public holiday on Thursday.
    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 the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien.
    The press stakeout will be webcast live on webtv.un.org. (Please note that the live stream may not be accessible on all mobile devices.)
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    9 September 2016IFRC Press ConferenceLaunch of the World First Aid Day Campaign “First aid for and by children”.
    For this World First Aid Day (10 September), the IFRC will focus on the need for children, parents and carers to learn first aid.
    Children make up a large portion of the population that receives first aid in every day emergencies and large-scale disasters and are often bystanders when peers and family members are injured.  IFRC is committed to equipping children with information and skills to turn them into first aid providers in their communities.  The IFRC is the largest first aid educator and provider in the world and for more than 150 years, first aid has been one of the principal services of the Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers.
  • HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, IFRC’s Goodwill Ambassador for First Aid
  • Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General UNOG
  • 7 September 2016OHCHR Press ConferenceHuman Rights Council 33rd regular session (13 - 30 September)
  • Ambassador Choi Kyong-lim (Republic of Korea), President of the Human Rights Council (10th cycle)OHCHR
  • 7 September 2016Press Conference by the Convention on Cluster MunitionsStates Parties, Civil Society on Convention on Cluster Munitions Political Declaration
  • Henk Cor van der Kwast, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands and President of the Convention
  • Steve Goose, Human Rights Watch, Director Arms DivisionUNOG
  • 6 September 2016Press Conference by the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicLaunch of 12th report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council – covering the period between 10 January and 20 July 2016. The Commissioners will also brief the press on the latest developments on the human rights front in the country.
  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mr Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicUNOG
  • 6 September 2016UNCTAD Press ConferencePresentation of the 2016 Report on UNCTAD's assistance to the Palestinian people
    (Embargoed 6 September at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
  • Mahmoud Elkhafif, Coordinator of the Assistance to the Palestinian People, UNCTADUNCTAD
  • 6 September 2016UNICEF Press Conference[Nearly 50 million children «uprooted» worldwide.
    A new UNICEF report points to six specific actions to protect and help displaced, refugee and migrant children. 
    EMBARGOED until 00:01 GMT on 7 September 2016
  • Ted Chaiban, Director of Programmes of UNICEFUNICEF
  • 2 September 2016WHO Press ConferenceCholera Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Current situation, control measures and WHO response.
  • Dr. Dominique LEGROS, Cholera focal point, Department for Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, WHOWHO
  • 1 September 2016UNIDIR Press ConferenceCluster 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 MonitorUNIDIR
  • 1 September 2016Press Stakeout by the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for SyriaThe Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria informs you that the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force will convene on Thursday, 1 September, 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.
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