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27 June 2014UNICEF Press ConferenceThe ongoing conflicts in nine of Sudan’s 18 states has led to concentrations of between 30 and up to 50,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance, including large number of children. UNICEF witnesses how millions of children in Sudan continue to bear the impact of multiple emergencies, including in Darfur.
This briefing will put the evolving children’s IDP and refugee crisis in context, with the eye-witness authority of senior humanitarian official and UNICEF Representative in Sudan, Geert Cappelaere.
Mr. Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Representative in Sudan
UNICEF
27 June 2014Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, will address the press.UNOG
26 June 2014WMO Press ConferenceWMO El Niño Update
Rupa Kumar Kolli, Chief World Climate and Applications and Services Division
[Maxx Dilley, Director, Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch
WMO
20 June 2014UNCTAD Press ConferencePublication of the World Investment Report 2014 - Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals: An Action Plan
(Embargoed until 24 June 2014 at 17:00 GMT)
Mukhisa KITUYI, UNCTAD Secretary-General
James ZHAN, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
UNCTAD
19 June 2014Press Conference by OHCHR / Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)Concluding Observations on India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Saint Lucia and the United Kingdom.
Kirsten Sandberg (Chairperson)
Benyam Mezmur (Vice-Chairperson)
Yasmeen Muhamad Shariff
OHCHR
19 June 2014Press Conference by OHCHR / Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in EritreaThe Special Rapporteur presents her second report to the Human Rights Council which focuses on the indefinite national service, as well as arbitrary arrest and detention, including incommunicado detention and inhumane prison conditions. In her view, the rampant human rights violations occurring in these contexts in Eritrea, causing hundreds of thousands to leave their country for an unknown and precarious future elsewhere, require the Human Rights Council’s particular attention.
Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea
OHCHR
18 June 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceLaunch of the third OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine.
Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the Americas, Europe, and Central Asia Branch
OHCHR
18 June 2014Geneva International Discussions press conferenceGeneva International Discussions
The 28th round of the Geneva International Discussions will take place on 17 and 18 June 2014. After the meeting on 18 June, a series of press conferences will take place in Room III at the Palais des Nations
2) Georgia
• Davit Zalkaliani, First Deputy Minister, MFA
UNOG
18 June 2014Geneva International Discussions press conferenceGeneva International Discussions
The 28th round of the Geneva International Discussions will take place on 17 and 18 June 2014. After the meeting on 18 June, a series of press conferences will take place in Room III at the Palais des Nations. The press conferences will last approximately 30 minutes each and will follow each other in the order shown below. They should start at approximately 5 p.m.
1) Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions
• Herbert Salber, Designated European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia
• Antti Turunen, United Nations Representative to the Geneva International Discussions and the Joint Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism
• Angelo Gnädinger, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus
UNOG
18 June 2014OHCHR Press Conference (Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)The Special Rapporteur presents his first report to the Human Rights Council since the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in DPRK completed its work in March 2014. He stresses the international law implications of the Commission’s findings and the international community’s responsibility to protect. The report also discusses the qualitative differences in responses that are required of the Member States, the concerned and neighbouring countries, the United Nations system.
Mr. Marzuki Darusman, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
OHCHR
17 June 2014Press Conference by the UN Secretary-GeneralPress Conference by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
UN
17 June 2014UNHCR Press ConferenceEmbargoed – May not be used before 0500 GMT, 20 June 2014
Launch of UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report - the main annual report on global forced displacement, covering numbers, analysis, and trend indicators on refugees, asylum applications, internal displacement, and statelessness.
António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Tarek Abou Chabake, Senior Statistician, UNHCR
UNHCR
16 June 2014OCHA press conferenceGeneral humanitarian briefing
Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
OCHA
16 June 2014OHCHR Press Conference Presentation of update by Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic covering the latest developments of the human rights situation in Syria between mid-February to mid-June 2014; to be presented to the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, 17 June
· Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
· Ms. Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

· Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
OHCHR
13 June 2014CITESLaunch of CITES report: Elephant Conservation, Illegal Killing and Ivory Trade
John Scanlon, Secretary-General CITES
Tom de Meulenaer, Senior Scientific Officer, CITES
Ben Janse van Rensburg, Chief of Enforcement Support
UNEP
13 June 2014OHCHR Press Conference / UN Special Rapporteur on Summary ExecutionsOHCHR
12 June 2014UNOG Press ConferenceBackground briefing on works at the Palais des Nations and on the Strategic Heritage Plan.
Clemens Adams, Director, Division of Administration, UNOG
Francesco Savarese, Interim Leader, Strategic Heritage Plan
UNOG
12 June 2014UNCTAD Press ConferenceUNCTAD's 50th Anniversary - What role for the organisation in a world of such inequality?
Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
UNCTAD
12 June 2014OCHA press conferenceHumanitarian situation and challenges in Djibouti
Mr. Robert Watkins, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Djibouti
OCHA
11 June 2014ILO Press ConferenceInternational Labour Conference (ILC) adopts measures to strengthen ILO Convention 29 on forced labour
Beate Andrees, head, ILO Special Action Programme on Forced Labour
David Garner, chair of the ILC Committee on Forced Labour
ILO
10 June 2014Press stakeout by the U.S. Representative to the Human Rights CouncilAmbassador Keith Harper, the new U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, has just arrived in Geneva and will make a brief statement to the media.
UNOG
10 June 2014WHO Press ConferenceEvery day more than 200 women die due to severe bleeding during and after childbirth.
In the lead-up to World Blood Donor Day – 14 June – the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries to improve access to safe blood for mothers.
At this briefing, WHO experts will discuss what countries are doing, and what is needed, to ensure safe blood supplies are available for transfusion in obstetric emergencies.
•       Dr Neelam Dhingra, Coordinator for Blood Transfusion Safety, WHO
•       Dr Yetmgeta Abdella, Technical Officer, Blood Transfusion Safety, WHO
WHO
2 June 2014Launch of the report: " World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice" under embargo until Tuesday, 3 June at 00:01 GMTSubject / Sujet: Launch of the report: " World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice" under embargo until Tuesday, 3 June at 00:01 GMTILO

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