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31 October 2013Press Conference: OHCHR/Human Rights CommitteeHuman Rights Committee Concluding Observations on Bolivia, Djibouti, Mauritania, Mozambique, Uruguay Sir Nigel Rodley (Chairperson)OHCHR
30 October 2013UNPFA Press ConferenceLaunch of the State of the World Population Report 2013: “Motherhood in Childhood – Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy”
Ms. Alanna Armitage, Director, UNFPA Office in Geneva
Mr. Luc de Bernis, Senior Maternal Health Advisor, UNFPA
30 October 2013Press Conference: UNEP/Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm ConventionsOutcome of the 9th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC9) of the Stockholm Convention on POPs, 8th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC9) of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, and POPRC and CRC Joint Session (14-24 October 2013, Rome)
Kei Ohno-Woodall, Programme Officer, BRS Secretariat (UNEP) and UNEP Coordinator of the above meetings
Michael Stanley-Jones, Public Information Officer, BRS Secretariat (UNEP)
29 October 2013Stakeout by H.E. Ambassador Eviatar Manor, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Israel, Geneva and Mr. Shai Nitzan, Deputy Attorney General (Special Affairs), Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, following the UPR session this afternoon.Stakeout by H.E. Ambassador Eviatar Manor, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Israel, Geneva and Mr. Shai Nitzan, Deputy Attorney General (Special Affairs), Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, following the UPR session this afternoon.UNOG
25 October 2013UNICEF Press ConferenceBriefing on Emergency Directors’ missions to the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Ted Chaiban, Emergencies Director, UNICEF
23 October 2013WHO Press ConferenceLaunch of the 2013 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report.
Priority Actions to Address TB Treatment Gaps, Multidrug-Resistant TB and other Challenges
The report will be launched on Wednesday 23 October 2013 in London, UK.
Dr Hiroki Nakatani, Assistant Director-General, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Dr Karin Weyer, Coordinator, Laboratories, Diagnostics and Drug Resistance, Global TB Programme, WHO
23 October 2013OHCHR Press Conference (CEDAW)CEDAW: Women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations, also Concluding Observations of latest session on: Moldova, Colombia, Benin, Andorra, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Seychelles.
Nicole Ameline, Chairperson CEDAW
22 October 2013UNOWA Press ConferenceThe Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa Said Djinnit will brief the press on the situation in West Africa. He will be in Geneva on the occasion of the closing meeting of the Follow-up Committee of the Greentree agreement on the Bakassi Peninsula.UNOG
22 October 2013OCHA Press ConferenceBriefing on the humanitarian situation in West Africa’s Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, The Gambia and northern parts of Cameroon and Nigeria).
People in the Sahel are among the most vulnerable in the world and crises in the region are becoming more frequent. New approaches are needed for emergency actors to address such recurrent crises. The UN recently published the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel which encompasses emergency and development work and that of the UN in the fields of security and governance.
Robert Piper, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel
18 October 2013Joint WHO/UNEP Press BriefingJoint WHO/UNEP Press Briefing on the occasion of International Lead Poisoning Prevention week of action
The briefing will cover a variety of key issues including the health impacts on children, sources and routes of exposure and information about the campaign week of action taking place 20th-26th October 2013
Maria Neira, Director, Director, WHO Department of Public Health and Environment
David Piper, Deputy Head Chemicals Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
17 October 2013UNEP Press ConferenceBriefing on the newly adopted Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
Tim Kasten, Head, UNEP's Chemical Branch
17 October 2013WHO/IARC Press ConferenceEmbargoed: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO) press briefing on release of the latest IARC Monographs evaluation, Monograph Volume 109, on Ambient Air Pollution.
Ambient air pollution has a significant impact on health. During a week-long meeting at IARC in Lyon, France, a panel of leading international experts will review the latest scientific literature to evaluate the carcinogenicity of ambient air pollution. The experts will present the results of the evaluation and address journalists’ questions about the Monograph and the impact of ambient air pollution on cancer.
The embargo lifts at 11h30 Geneva time, on Thursday 17 October 2013.
Dr Kurt Straif, Head of the IARC Monographs Section
Dr Dana Loomis, Deputy Head of the IARC Monographs Section
14 October 2013GAVI Press ConferenceGAVI Alliance CEO to update media on plan to immunise a quarter of a billion children by 2015 and prevent 4 million deaths.
New report tracks GAVI’s performance towards 2015 goals.
· On 14 October, the GAVI Alliance will release a frank and transparent assessment of progress towards immunising an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015.
· GAVI’s Mid-Term Review report comes two years after a successful pledging meeting in London in June 2011 secured US$ 7.4 billion for immunisation between 2011 and 2015.
· The report will be formally presented at a meeting of GAVI donors and partners in Stockholm on 30 October but is being released to media two weeks ahead of the event.
· More information on GAVI’s Mid-Term Review meeting: on-process/gavi-mid-term-review-meeting-october-2013/
Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance
14 October 2013IFRC Press ConferencePre-launch press briefing: 2013 World Disasters Report – Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action
Joelle Tanguy, Under Secretary General, Humanitarian Values and Diplomacy, IFRC
Simon Eccleshall, Head, Disaster Crisis and Management, IFRC
Sarmad Alsarraj, Information Technology Specialist, IFRC
10 October 2013UNISDR Press ConferenceThe Director of UNISDR (the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) will present the results of UN global survey of people living with disabilities and how they cope with disasters. Over 5,000 responses were received and the survey helps to explain why disabled people die, or are injured, in disproportionate numbers in disasters.
Elizabeth Longworth, Director, UNISDR
10 October 2013UNICEF Press ConferenceUpdate on Syrian refugee children in Jordan
Michele Servadei, Deputy Representative, UNICEF Jordan
9 October 2013IPU Press ConferenceOutcome resolutions on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians at 129th Assembly and briefing on two specific human rights cases – Iceland/Wikileaks and Eritrea G11
IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, name to be confirmed.
Birgitta Jonsdottir, MP, Iceland, IPU Human Rights Case
Tsedal Yohannes, Family of one of the G11 case Petros Solomon
Rogier Huizenga, Head of IPU’s Human Rights Programme
9 October 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceConcluding observations on Sao Tome and Principe, Kuwait, Moldova, Tuvalu, Lithuania, Paraguay, China, Luxembourg, Monaco
Kirsten Sandberg (Chair)
Benyam Mezmur (Vice Chair)
Jorge Cardona
7 October 2013UNECE Press ConferencePress-conference on Post-Disaster Housing on the occasion of World Habitat Day
Sven Alkalaj , UNECE Executive Secretary
Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR
Sylvain Labbé, président-directeur général, Bureau de promotion des Produits du bois du Québec (Canada)
Ingrid Lampe, Marketing Manager, Palmako AS (Estonie)
1 October 2013UNHCR Press ConferencePress Conference by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Chair of the UNHCR Executive Committee at the end of the High-Level Segment on the Syria situation.UNHCR

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