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26 July 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceCuba, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, United Kingdom, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina – concluding observations by CEDAW.
Nicole Ameline, Chairperson
Pramila Patten, Vice-Chair
Olinda Bareiro-Bobadilla
25 July 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceUkraine, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Finland, Albania, the Czech Republic - concluding observations by the UN Human Rights Committee
Sir Nigel Rodley – Chairperson
Ms Iulia Antoanella Motoc - Vice Chair
Mr Cornelis Flinterman
24 July 2013WHO Press ConferenceWHO is holding a news conference to mark World Hepatitis Day (held every 28 July) and launch the WHO Global policy report on the prevention and control of viral hepatitis in WHO Member States.
Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Pandemic and Epidemic Disease department, World Health Organization
Dr Stefan Wiktor, Team lead Global Hepatitis Programme, World Health Organization
Mr Charles Gore, President, World Hepatitis Alliance
17 July 2013OCHA Press ConferenceMid year review of the Humanitarian Appeal 2013
Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
11 July 2013IFRC Monthly press briefingIFRC monthly press briefing.
9 July 2013UNCTAD Press ConferencePresentation of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2013 - Intra-African trade: Unlocking private sector dynamism
(under embargo until 11 July at 5 p.m. GMT)
Supachai Panitchpakdi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD
5 July 2013Press Conference by the Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaIntroductory briefing by the members of the Commission of Inquiry on DPRK
Mr. Michael Kirby, Chair
Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Special Rapporteur on the DPRK
Ms. Sonja Biserko
5 July 2013WHO Press ConferenceWHO update on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Dr. Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director- General, Health Security and Environment, WHO
5 July 2013WHO Press ConferenceWHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013
The continued success in global tobacco control is detailed in this year’s WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013. The fourth in the series, this year’s report presents a snapshot of the tobacco control measures, with country-specific data updated and aggregated through 2012.
(The report will be available on password-protected site that will be shared with journalists as soon as it is ready. All material will be embargoed until Wednesday, July 10 at 18h Geneva time.)
Dr. Douglas Bettcher, WHO, Director, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases
Dr. Armando Peruga, WHO, Programme Manager, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases
3 July 2013IFRC Press ConferenceRevised Emergency Appeal for Syria. Update on IFRC/Syrian Arab Red Crescent Operations in Syria.
Mr Bekele Geleta, Secretary-General, IFRC
Mr Walter Cotte, IFRC Under-Secretary General (Programme Services)
Mr Simon Eccleshall, IFRC Head of Disaster and Crisis Management
3 July 2013Press Conference by IRENARoad transport: Renewables set to be competitive with fossil fuels by 2020. Main launch of new IRENA report entitled “ROAD TRANSPORT: THE COST OF RENEWABLE SOLUTIONS” (80 pages; English only)
Mr. Michael Taylor, responsible for IRENA’s international analysis of renewable technology costs and performance, and main author of the report.
3 July 2013Press Conference by the President of ColombiaPress Conference by the President of Colombia
3 July 2013WMO Press ConferenceLaunch of new report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Climate Extremes.
The report analyses global and regional temperatures and precipitation as well as extreme events and their impact on economies and loss of life. The report is being launched to coincide with the first session of the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services overseeing the provision of climate services to help countries adapt to natural variations in our climate and human induced climate change.
Michel Jarraud, WMO Secretary-General
Omar Baddour, author of the report
3 July 2013Press Conference by the Permanent Mission of the Russian FederationConcert of Yuri Bashmet and the International Chamber Children's Orchestra of 3 July at 6.30 p.m.
Yuri Bashmet, conductor and musician, Professor and Chair of the Moscow Conservatory
Anatoly Karpov, President of the International Foundations of Peace Association, Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and world chess champion
Elmira Scherbakova, Head of the Organizing Committee of Russian Cultural Seasons
2 July 2013UN-DESA Press ConferenceLaunch of the 2013 World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) report
Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development
Mr. Willem Van Der Geest, Chief, Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Unit (DPAD/DESA)
2 July 2013Press Conference by the Swiss MissionLaunch of the Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers, which explores the many faces of armed violence outside the context of armed conflict. It covers the dynamics and effects of gun violence in the home and on the street, including the use of firearms in intimate partner violence, the evolution of gangs in Nicaragua, Italian organized crime groups, and trends in armed violence in South Africa, as well as discussions of the authorized and illicit trade in small arms, light weapons, and their ammunition.
Ambassador Urs Schmid, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament
Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Research Director, Small Arms Survey
Glenn McDonald, Senior Researcher, Small Arms Survey
2 July 2013ECOSOC Press ConferenceFollowing the second annual Katerva Awards ceremony, the Vice-President of the ECOSOC organizes a press conference featuring its Grand Prize and Peoples’ Choice Award winners. These awards help promote science and technology, the theme for the UN Economic and Social Councils Annual Ministerial Review.
Vice President of ECOSOC: Ambassador Martin Sajdik, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in New York
Katerva’s Grand Prize Award Winner: Bioneedle, Gijsbert van de Wijdeven, DVM, MSc., Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Katerva’s Peoples’ Choice Award Winner: Safe World for Women, Chris Crowstaff, Trustee and Founder
Moderator: Felix Dodds, author, futurist and activist
1 July 2013Stakeout by the UN Secretary-GeneralThe United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address the press at a stakeout.UN
1 July 2013WIPO Press ConferenceRelease of the Sixth Global Innovation Index (GII): The Local Dynamics of Innovation
Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General
Soumitra Doutta, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of the INSEAD European Competitiveness Initiative (IECI)
1 July 2013ITU Press ConferenceLaunch of new joint report by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development and Cisco Systems showing the economic impact of National Broadband Plans.
Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General
Mr Robert Pepper, Senior VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco Systems

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