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23 March 2017WHO Press ConferenceWHO
23 March 2017Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of YemenHuman rights in Yemen.
  • Mr. Mohammed Mohsen Mohammed Askar, Vice Minister of Human RightsUNOG
  • 21 March 2017UNDP Press BriefingUNDP is launching its flagship publication, the 2016 Human Development Report, on March 21st at 3 p.m. in Stockholm. This year the HDR title is “Human Development for all” and focuses on those who are excluded from human development and the reasons for this exclusion. The report makes recommendations and presents examples of successful national policies that contributed to sustain and increase human development to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
    HDRO Director will walk the journalists through the report and answer their questions.
  • Selim Jahan, Human Development Report Office Director, UNDP, will join by skypeUNDP
  • 21 March 2017Press Conference by the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of PalestinePress conference with Issa Amro on Human Rights Defenders in Palestine.
  • Rana Arrabi, Third Secretary at the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine
  • Issa Amro, Human Rights Defender and activist based in HebronUNOG
  • 20 March 2017Press Conference by the World Bank GroupThe world today needs collective development interventions more than ever as we tackle major challenges, such as the looming and potentially catastrophic famine in Africa. Thankfully, the global community has a very important tool in its arsenal to help take on crisis—the International Development Association, IDA. In December of last year, the international community came together for the global good with a $75 billion commitment for IDA for the next three years, financing life-saving and life-changing operations in regions all over the world. The replenishment includes financing innovations—going to the capital markets for the first time—and pushes the envelope on innovative investments in the world’s poorest countries.
  • Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, Development Finance, World Bank GroupUNOG
  • 15 March 2017Press Conference by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United NationsUnaccompanied children on the move: preserving their dignity and their rights.
  • Reverend Father Fabio Baggio, Co-Undersecretary, Migrant and Refugee Section, Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development of the Holy See
  • Reverend Father Michael Czerny, Co-Undersecretary, Migrant and Refugee Section, Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development of the Holy See
  • Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo, Secretary General of International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)UNOG
  • 15 March 2017WIPO Press Conference1) International Patent System in 2016. International Trademark & Design Systems in 2016.
    2) Domain Names/Cybersquatting Trends in 2016
  • Francis Gurry, WIPO Director GeneralWIPO
  • 14 March 2017Press stakeout by the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicPresentation of report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on its special inquiry into events in Aleppo and an oral update on the human rights situation in the country from mid-July 2016 to present, supplemented by a conference paper.
  • 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
  • Ms. Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicOHCHR
  • 13 March 2017OHCHR Press Conference (Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, will present his first report to the Human Rights Council since his appointment in August 2016. The report provides recommendations to protect human rights in the DPRK through a combination of engagement with the authorities and pursuit of accountability for gross human rights violations. The report further includes in annex the report of the Group of Independent Experts (Sara Hossain and Sonja Biserko) that was appointed to focus on issues of accountability for human rights violations in the DPRK. In this annexed report, the group identifies practical steps to contribute to a comprehensive and human-rights based approach to accountability, and to secure truth and justice for the victims of human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  • Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK
  • Ms Sara Hossain, Independent Expert on Accountability in the DPRK
  • Ms Sonja Biserko, Independent Expert on Accountability in the DPRKOHCHR
  • 13 March 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceMyanmar
  • Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar OHCHR
  • 8 March 2017OHCHR Press Conference (Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and on Hazardous Substances and Wastes)The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will share the findings of her report on the impact of global pesticide use in agriculture on human rights. In the report, written in collaboration with Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes, the experts explore the negative consequences that pesticide practices have had on human health, the environment, and society, which are underreported and monitored in the shadow of a prevailing and narrow focus on “food security”.
  • Ms. Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
  • Mr. Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on Hazardous Substances and WastesOHCHR
  • 7 March 2017IPU Press ConferenceLaunch of "Women in parliament in 2016: The year in review" ahead of International Women´s Day on March 8.
  • Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General UNOG
  • 3 March 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceHuman Rights and Counter Terrorism
  • Ben Emmerson, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorismOHCHR
  • 2 March 2017OHCHR Press Conference (SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON HOUSING)The Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing will discuss her report on “financialization of housing” and its impact on the right to housing and other related rights.
    The report will be presented to the Human Rights Council on 1st March. The report examines structural changes that have occurred in recent years whereby massive amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as a commodity, as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets, and as a means of accumulating wealth. It also assesses the effect of those historic changes on the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing and outlines an appropriate human rights framework for States to address them.
  • Ms. Leilani Farha, Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housingOHCHR
  • 2 March 2017WHO Press ConferenceWHO releases two new reports – Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children’s health and the environment and Don’t pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children’s health.
    UNDER EMBARGO: 6 March 2017 00:01 GMT (London time) and 01:01 CET (Geneva time).  
  • Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.
  • Annette Prüss-Ustün, Scientist, WHO Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.
  • Marie-Noel Brune Drisse, Technical Officer, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.WHO
  • 1 March 2017Press Conference by the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicLaunch of report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on its special inquiry into events in Aleppo based on its investigations of alleged human rights violations committed by all warring parties between 21 July 2016 and 22 December 2016. (References: HRC res. 31/17 and HRC res. S-25/1)
    (The Commission is scheduled to present this report, along with a periodic update on the overall human rights situation in Syria, to the Human Rights Council on 14 March.)
  • 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 OHCHR

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