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28 May 2015ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the annual report on "The situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories".
  • Kari Tapiola, Special Advisor to the ILO Director-GeneralILO
  • 28 May 2015OCHA Press ConferenceThe crisis in north-eastern Nigeria and its impact in the region.
  • Robert Piper, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel
  • George Okoth-Obbo, Assistant High Commissioner (Operations), UNHCR
  • Daouda Touré, Humanitarian Coordinator, NigeriaUNOG
  • 27 May 2015Press Conference by the Sovereign Military Order of MaltaSymposium on "Religions Together for Humanitarian Action - the special role of faith-based actors in reaching out to victims of armed conflicts" (organized in cooperation with the UN secretariat of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit).
  • H.E. Albrecht Freiherr von BOESELAGER, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Order Malta
  • Dr. Jemilah MAHMOOD, Chief of Secretariat of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)
  • H.E. Franco FRATTINI, President of the Italian Society for International Organisation & Former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • H.E. Dominique, Prince de LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-MONTBEL, Minister of Health and International CooperationUNOG
  • 27 May 2015WHO Press ConferenceThe illicit tobacco trade supplies an estimated 580 billion cigarettes annually, about 10% of total supply, creating major health, economic and security concerns around the world.
    In the lead-up to World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the World Health Organization is calling on countries to combat this trade by adopting the Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The Protocol, a supplementary treaty to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), has so far been adopted by seven countries. 40 are needed for the Protocol to come into force.
  • Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director of the WHO’s Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, head of the WHO FCTC SecretariatWHO
  • 26 May 2015WHO Press ConferenceDr Aylward will provide an update on Ebola - including information about decisions taken at the World Health Assembly
  • Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General for EmergenciesWHO
  • 21 May 2015WHO Press ConferenceHealth Systems and early recovery in Ebola affected countries.
  • Dr Delanyo Dovlo , Director of Health Systems Strengthening, WHO Regional Office for Africa
  • Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and InnovationWHO
  • 19 May 2015UNRWA Press ConferenceAchieving universal health coverage for the largest refugee population on earth: Palestine Refugees
  • Dr Asaad Ramlawi, Palestinian Deputy Minister of Health
  • Dr Seita Akihiro, UNRWA Health Director & WHO Special RepresentativeUNRWA
  • 18 May 2015ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the ILO's flagship report: World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO)
  • Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
  • Raymond Torres, Director of ILO Research DepartmentILO
  • 15 May 2015OHCHR Press Conference (Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)Concluding Observations on France, Guatemala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sudan, Germany, Denmark
  • Jose Francisco Cali Tzay (Chair)
  • Anastasia Crickley
  • Ion Diaconu
  • Melhem Khalaf
  • Carlos VazquezOHCHR
  • 15 May 2015OHCHR Press Conference (Committee against Torture)Concluding Observations on New Zealand, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia, Colombia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • Claudio Grossman (Chair)
  • Jens Modvig
  • Alessio Bruni
  • George Tugushi
  • Felice GaerOHCHR
  • 13 May 2015WHO Press Conference2015 is the target year for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This year's World Health Statistics report on progress and make predictions for the achievement of each of the health-related MDGs in every country where data are available.
    Published every year since 2005 by WHO, the World Health Statistics are the definitive source of information on the health of the world’s people. It contains data from 194 countries on a range of mortality, disease and health system indicators including life expectancy, illnesses and deaths from key diseases, health services and treatments, financial investment in health, as well as risk factors and behaviours that affect health.
  • Dr Ties Boerma, Director, Health Statistics and Information Systems, WHO
  • Dr Colin Mathers, Coordinator, Department of Mortality and Burden of Disease, WHOWHO
  • 13 May 2015UNCTAD Press ConferenceEconomic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015 (under embargo until 5:00 am GMT, Thursday, 14 May 2015)
  • Alfredo Calcagno UNCTAD - Division on Globalization and Development Strategies - Head of the Macroeconomic and Development Policies BranchUNCTAD
  • 11 May 2015WHO Press ConferenceWHO explains key issues facing the 2015 World Health Assembly - from Ebola to WHO reform.
    A WHO expert will be available to explain the key issues ahead of the World Health Assembly, being held in Geneva on May 18-26. This year’s assembly is particularly important as Member States will reflect on the global response to Ebola, and debate which changes will be adopted in the world’s approach to addressing similar emerging disease threats. It will also address important global health policy issues, such as WHO reform, antimicrobial resistance, and noncommunicable diseases.
    The World Health Assembly is the annual meeting of WHO’s 194 Member States and is its highest decision-making body. It sets out the Organization’s policy and approves its budget.
  • Ian Smith, Executive Director of the Director-General's Office at WHOWHO
  • 11 May 2015WHO press conferenceWHO’s Director-General has commissioned a panel of outside independent experts to undertake an assessment on all aspects of WHO’s response in the Ebola outbreak. On 11 May, the panel’s first report will be shared with Member States in advance of the World Health Assembly. The Chair of the Panel will present the Panel’s first report to journalists on the afternoon of 11 May. (Please note that this is not a WHO briefing: WHO simply provides logistical support.)
  • Panel Chair Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK. Formerly Chief Executive of Oxfam GBWHO
  • 8 May 2015UNDP Press Conference[Launch of the 2015 Global Burden of Armed Violence
  • Neil Buhne, Director, UNDP Geneva Office
  • Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Small Arms Survey Research DirectorUNDP
  • 8 May 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceSexual abuse in foreign military operations
  • Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsOHCHR
  • 6 May 2015Press Conference by Liberia's Minister of Commerce and IndustryLiberia’s Minister of Commerce and Industry will provide an update on Liberia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) ahead of the 7 May meeting of the Working Party.
    The Minister will also provide an update on Ebola and the path towards recovery.
  • Mr. Axel Addy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of LiberiaUNOG
  • 6 May 2015UNHCR Press ConferenceJoint UNHCR/NRC Press Conference: Global report reveals record breaking numbers of internally displaced people.
  • Mr. Jan Egeland, Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Mr. Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection (UNHCR)UNHCR
  • 5 May 2015Press Conference by the Special Envoy for SyriaPress Conference by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura.
    4 May 2015UNEP Press ConferenceThe 2015 Triple COPs: Setting the Scene for Sustainable Management of Chemicals and Waste, Worldwide.
  • Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director (and Under Secretary General)
  • Rolph Payet, (UNEP) Executive Secretary of Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions
  • Clayton Campanhola, FAO Executive Secretary of Rotterdam ConventionUNEP

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