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27 February 2015WHO Press ConferenceInternational Ear Care Day is on 3 March and the World Health Organization will be highlighting, and quantifying for the first time, the risks posed – in particular to young people – to hearing by exposure to high levels of sound from personal music devices, concerts, nightclubs, sporting events and other recreational activities and drawing attention to ways to make listening safe.
Dr Etienne Krug, WHO, Director, Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
Dr Shelly Chadha, WHO, Technical Officer, Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss
WHO
26 February 2015WHO Press ConferenceOn 27 February, WHO is marking the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the first international treaty negotiated by the Organization.
The day before (26 Feb), the Head of the WHO Convention Secretariat, Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, will brief media on the achievements, challenges and way forward for the treaty, which has been ratified so far by 180 Parties.
Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, WHO FCTC, Head of the Convention Secretariat
WHO
25 February 2015HRC Press ConferenceHuman Rights Council 28th regular session (2 to 27 March) – Breakfast meeting
(A light breakfast will be served inside the Press Room)
Ambassador Joachim Ruecker (Germany), President of the Human Rights Council
OHCHR
24 February 2015WHO Press ConferenceWHO will brief journalists about urgent health needs in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria, which are all facing humanitarian health crises.
Speakers: WHO Country Representatives from Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria (Dr Michel Yao, Dr Jaffar Hussain, Dr Tarande Constant Manzila and Dr Elisabeth Hoff).
WHO
20 February 2015WHO Press ConferenceUse of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide.  Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all healthcare programmes switched to syringes that cannot be used more than once and restricted injections exclusively to those that are medically necessary. The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new policy on injection safety and recommending the exclusive use of “smart” syringes for medical injections.
Dr Edward Kelley, Director of the WHO Service Delivery and Safety Department
Dr Gundo Weiler, Coordinator, WHO HIV/AIDS Department
WHO
18 February 2015WHO Press ConferencePress conference under embargo until Thursday 19 February 2015 at 6 a.m. (Geneva time).
Launch of the WHO report “Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases”. The report sets investment targets and makes the case for increased domestic investment to reach the targets of WHO’s Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020 as well as sustain enhanced and equitable access to health coverage against these diseases to 2030.
Dr Hiroki Nakatani, WHO Assistant Director-General
Dr Dirk Engels, Director, WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
Mr Christopher Fitzpatrick, Health Economist, WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
WHO
17 February 2015Press Conference by the United States Permanent MissionAdditional U.S. Contributions to Humanitarian Efforts for the Syria crisis and U.S. Participation in High Level Meetings on the Syria and Iraq crises.
Jeremy Konyndyk: Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
Kelly Clements: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
UNOG
17 February 2015Press Conference by the Permanent Mission of UkraineImplementation of Minsk Agreement, reached on 12 February 2015.
Ambassador Yurii Klymenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine
UNOG
13 February 2015Press Conference by the European UnionGeneva Climate Change Conference
Ilze Pruse, Head of the Latvian Delegation to the EU
Elina Bardram, Head of the EU Delegation from the European Commission
UNOG
13 February 2015UNFCCC Press ConferencePress Conference by Ms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 
UNFCCC
13 February 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceConcluding Observations on Mexico, Armenia and Serbia
Emmanuel Decaux (Chair)
Rainer Huhle
Luciano Hazan
Suela Janina
Kimio Yakushiji
OHCHR
10 February 2015UNHCR/IOM Press ConferencePlanning for climate migration
Jose Riera, Special Advisor to Director of International Protection, UNHCR
Bernd Hemingway, Director, Department of Migration Management, IOM
Koko Warner, Lead Scientist, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, UNU-EHS
Alfredo Zamudio, Director, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (NRC)
UNHCR
9 February 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceAttacks against girls seeking to access education - new report by the UN Human Rights Office on the increasing regularity of such attacks.
Jane Connors, Director of the Research and Right to Development Division at the UN Human Rights Office
Veronica Birga, Chief of the Women’s Human Rights and Gender Section at the UN HumanRights Office
OHCHR
6 February 2015WHO Press ConferenceUpdate on findings related to best care practices for Ebola patients.
Dr Margaret Harris, Technical Adviser
WHO
5 February 2015UN/WHO Press Conference on EbolaBriefing on Ebola.
Dr. David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Ebola
Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, Polio and Emergencies
UNOG
4 February 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceConcluding Observations on Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Turkmenistan, Sweden, Mauritius, Gambia, Tanzania, Jamaica, Uruguay, Colombia, Iraq and Switzerland
Kirsten Sandberg (Chair)
Gehad Madi
Jorge Cardona
Renate Winter
OHCHR

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