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28 March 2013WIPO Press ConferenceResults of WIPO’s International Survey on Dispute Resolution in Technology Transactions.
WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Activities in 2012.
Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General
WIPO
28 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Committee will present its concluding observations on Peru, Paraguay, Angola, Macao, Hong Kong and Belize.
The Chair, Sir Nigel Rodley, will be accompanied by two other members of the Committee, Mr. Fabian Savioli and Mr. Gerald Neuman.
OHCHR
27 March 2013Geneva International DiscussionsGeneva International Discussions
The 23rd round of the Geneva International Discussions will take place on 26 and 27 March 2013. After the meeting on 27 March, a series of press conferences will take place in Room III, 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 5:00 p.m. (time TBC)
1) Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions
Philippe Lefort, European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and for the crisis in Georgia
Antti Turunen, United Nations Representative to the Geneva International Discussions and the Joint Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism
Andrii Deshchytsia, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Conflicts
2) Georgia
Davit Zalkaliani, First Deputy Minister, MFA
UNOG
22 March 2013UNCTAD Press ConferenceForeign Direct Investment Trends for BRICS and Africa (Global Investment Trends Monitor - Special Edition embargoed 25 March 2013 at 5:00 pm GMT)
James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Masataka Fujita, Head, Investment Trends and Issues Branch, UNCTAD
UNCTAD
21 March 2013Stakeout with Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, following the HRC vote on the resolution on Sri Lanka.UNOG
21 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceOHCHR
20 March 2013UNHCR Press ConferenceUNHCR
19 March 2013WIPO Press ConferenceInternational Patent System in 2012
International Trademark System in 2012
International Design System in 2012
Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General
WIPO
18 March 2013WHO Press ConferenceIn advance of World TB Day (24 March) WHO and the Global Fund will outline some key priorities for tackling tuberculosis and addressing a new threat posed by multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). They will detail the resources required and funding gaps in 118 low and middle income countries over the next three years.
Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
Dr Mario Raviglione, Director, Stop TB Department, World Health Organization
Dr Eliud Wandwalo, Senior Specialist on Tuberculosis, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
WHO
15 March 2013UNCTAD Press ConferenceUnited Nations Forum on Sustainable Standards
Kristin Dypedokk - Green Economy Team (Trade and AgriFood) - Division of Technology, Industry and Economics - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Oliver von Hagen - Market Analysis and Research - Division of Market Development - International Trade Centre (ITC)
Ulrich Hoffmann - Senior Trade Policy Adviser -Division on International Trade and Commodities - UNCTAD
Claudio Scaratti - Director - Geneva Office of the United Nations Industrial Developement Organization (UNIDO)
Ann Tutwiler - Special Representative of FAO to the United Nations Organizations in Geneva
UNCTAD
14 March 2013UNISDR Press ConferenceNew record for economic losses from disasters in 2012
Elizabeth Longworth, UNISDR Director
Professor Debby Guha-Sapir, Director of the CRED International Disaster Data Base
ISDR
13 March 2013UNCTAD Press ConferenceGlobal Commodities Forum 2013
Samuel GAYI, Chief of the Special Unit on Commodities, UNCTAD
Janvier Nkurunziza, Chief, Commodity Research and Analysis Section, Special Unit on Commodities, UNCTAD
UNCTAD
13 March 2013WHO Press ConferenceRelease of the Global status report on road safety 2013 (under embargo for Thursday 14 March 2013 at 10:00 Geneva time)
Etienne Krug, Director, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and  Disability, WHO
Kelly Henning, Director of Public Health Programmes, Bloomberg Philanthropies
WHO
12 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur will talk about the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran and his second report to the Human Rights Council.
Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
OHCHR
12 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur will talk about his annual report to the Human Rights Council in which he detailed nine patterns of human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, many, if not all of which, may amount to crimes against humanity. He will also discuss the need for an inquiry mechanism to examine the issues of institutional and personal accountability for such violations.
Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
OHCHR
12 March 2013UNDP Press ConferenceEmbargoed Press Briefing on the UNDP Human Development Report 2013 - The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World
(Via video conference with NY; questions will be taken from Geneva.)
Khalid Malik, Director, HDR Office
Bill Orme, Chief of Communications, HDR Office
UNDP
12 March 2013UNDP Press ConferenceUNDP
11 March 2013Stakeout by the U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues and by the U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council.Stakeout by Ambassador Robert King, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues and Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council.UNOG
11 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic will speak with the media following the presentation of their latest report and update to the Human Rights Council
· Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Commission Chairperson
· Ms. Karen Koning Abuzayd, Commission member
· Ms. Carla del Ponte, Commission member
· Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Commission member
OHCHR
11 March 2013Mission of EcuadorEcuador's experience about integration of the human rights in the national planning system
Mr. Fander Falconí, State Secretary of Planning and Development
UNOG
8 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur will talk about his annual report to the Human Rights Council, covering the ongoing human rights challenges the country faces as the reform process moves forward.
Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
OHCHR
7 March 2013WMO Press ConferenceThe World Meteorological Organization, Food and Agricultural Organization, UN Convention to Combat Desertification and other partners have convened a high-level conference on national drought policy 11-15 March in a bid to create more drought resilient societies. Recent droughts in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel region and the ongoing droughts in Northeast Brazil and parts of the United States show that developing and developed nations alike are vulnerable to drought, which is one of the most devastating natural hazards. The conference aims to encourage coordinated, proactive national drought policies to replace the current vacuum.
This briefing will set the scene for the conference and provide background. There will be a formal press conference with the heads of WHO, FAO and UNCCD on Thursday 14 March at the CICG at 11 am (time still to be confirmed)
Mr. Mannava Sivakumar, WMO Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch
WMO
7 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur will talk about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on the need to respect the right to freedom of religion or belief of persons belonging to religious minorities.
Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
OHCHR
7 March 2013US Permanent Mission Press ConferenceFreedom of Expression on the Internet, HRC 22
Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council
Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to the U.S. Secretary of State
UNOG
6 March 2013Global Fund Press ConferenceGlobal Fund briefing on health investments in Mali
Lelio Marmora, Head Africa and Middle East Department
Tina Draser, Regional Manager Western Africa Team
UNOG
6 March 2013WSSCC Press ConferencePress Briefing in Advance of “Celebrating Womanhood: Menstrual Hygiene Management” meeting to be held on International Women’s Day in the Palais des Nations
Ms. Archana Patkar, Programme Manager, Networking and Knowledge Management, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
UNOG
5 March 2013Stakeout by the Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, following the presentation on his report to the Human Rights Council.OHCHR
5 March 2013IPU Press ConferenceAnnual analysis of statistics and trends on women in parliament.
Mr. Anders B. Johnsson, IPU Secretary General
UNOG
5 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur will talk about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on health care settings and torture, and his reports on the two fact finding missions to Tajikistan and Morocco as well as his follow-up visit to Uruguay which he conducted in 2012.
Juan E. Méndez, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
OHCHR
4 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur will talk about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on the series of steps that are necessary for the empowerment of women and the realization of the right to food.
Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food
OHCHR
4 March 2013IFRC Monthly Press BriefingIFRC monthly press briefing. Tentative agenda:
Southern Africa: Millions at risk in worsening food crisis (Angola, Malawi, Lesotho, Zimbabwe)
Mozambique: Update on flooding situation. IFRC emergency health expert in attendance.
Updates and announcements: Japan earthquake and Tsunami: 2 years anniversary. International Women’s Day.
UNOG
1 March 2013Press Conference by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonUNOG
1 March 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Committee will present its concluding observations on Angola, Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Pakistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The Chair, Ms. Nicole Améline (France), will be accompanied by Ms. Pramila Patten (Mauritius), Vice-Chair of CEDAW and country rapporteur for Pakistan.
OHCHR

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