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28 July 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceLaunch of the new OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine
Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the Americas, Europe, and Central Asia Branch
24 July 2014WHO Press ConferenceEvery year close to 1.4 million people die from acute and chronic liver problems caused by viral hepatitis - a group of infectious diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. In the lead-up to World Hepatitis Day – 28 July – the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries to strengthen measures against viral hepatitis. At this briefing, WHO expert Dr Stefan Wiktor will discuss what countries are doing, and what is needed to ensure that this “silent killer” is not ignored.
Dr Stefan Wiktor, Team Leader, Global Hepatitis Programme, WHO
24 July 2014OCHA Press Conference (by video link)Humanitarian situation and challenges in Iraq
Jacqueline Badcock, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq
24 July 2014OHCHR Press Conference / Human Rights Committee Human Rights Committee: Concluding Observations on Chile, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Malawi and Sudan
Nigel Rodley (Chairperson)
Cees Flinterman (Vice-Chairperson)
Gerald Neuman
22 July 2014WFP Press ConferenceWFP Aviation report in 2013 and update on ongoing operations.
Cesar Arroyo, Chief Aviation Service, World Food Programme
18 July 2014OHCHR / CEDAW Press ConferenceCEDAW Concluding observations on Central African Republic, Georgia, India, Lithuania, Mauritania, Peru, Swaziland and Syria
Nicole Ameline (Chair)
Nahla Haidar (Country Rapporteur for Syria)
Patricia Schulz (Country Rapporteur for Central African Republic)
18 July 2014WHO Press ConferencePress briefing on the high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, established by WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, in view of the present lack of consensus on the most effective approaches to preventing and addressing childhood obesity in different contexts around the world and to gather the best possible advice on dealing with child obesity.
Sir Peter David Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Co-Chair of the Commission
Dr Sania Nishtar, Founder and President of Heartfile and former Health Minister of Pakistan, Co-Chair of the Commission
17 July 2014WHO/FAO Press ConferenceOutcomes of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (UN food standards body).< /b>
Angelika Tritscher – Coordinator, Food Safety Department, WHO
Tom Heilandt - FAO Senior Food standards Officer
16 July 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceRight to privacy in the digital age
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
14 July 2014OCHA Press ConferenceHumanitarian situation and challenges in Lebanon
Mr. Ross Mountain, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Lebanon
11 July 2014CITES Press ConferenceCITES Standing Committee SC65 - Closing Press Conference - Decisions, trade suspensions, species in danger and next steps.
CITES Standing Committee, Chair, Norway, Mr Øystein Størkersen, Directorate for Nature Management, Norway
CITES, Secretary General, Mr John Scanlon
CITES, Chief of Enforcement, Ben Van Rensberg (to answer questions)
European Union, Presidency (Italy)
Kenya, Head of delegation- William Kiprono, Ag Director General, KWS - Kenya Wildlife Services
US, Head of delegation
China, Ms ZHOU Zhihua, Assistant Director-General, CITES Management Authority of China TBC
10 July 2014WHO Press ConferenceEmbargoed launch of WHO Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations.
(Embargo lifts 9 a.m. Geneva time, Friday 11 July).
Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO
Dr Rachel Baggaley, Coordinator, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO
Dr Mariangela Simao, Director, Rights, Gender, Prevention and Community Mobilization, UNAIDS
Dr Manoj Kurian, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy, International AIDS Society
7 July 2014ISDR Press ConferenceBriefing on the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for theThird United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
H.E. Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations in Geneva
H.E. Ms. Päivi Kairamo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva
4 July 2014CITES Press ConferenceCITES briefing for 7-11 July Standing Committee - What it means, what can be expected, top 10 endangered species and the Good, the bad and the ugly - where countries stand on law and enforcement.
John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES - Political Wilderness or real outcomes? Expectations for next week
David Morgan, Chief, Scientific team, CITES - Top Ten Endangered Species - current status and dangers
Marceil Yeater, Chief, Legal Affairs and Trade Policy - The good, the bad and the ugly - where countries stand on their policies and enforcement roll out
3 July 2014Press Conference by the Mission of RomaniaThe Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival at the United Nations (Geneva, 4-8 July, 2014). Celebrating unity and diversity through the common language of music. A global event that celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter "We the Peoples".
Ambassador Maria Ciobanu, Permanent Representative of Romania
Mr. Traian Filip, Deputy Permanent Representative of Romania
Mr. Patrick Sciarratta, Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
Ms. Yin-Chu Jou, Artistic Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Festival Manager and Founder
Mr. Gary Fry, Festival Artistic Director
3 July 2014UNCTAD Press ConferencePublication of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2014: Catalyzing Investment for Transformative Growth in Africa
Embargoed 3 July at 5:00 p.m. GMT
Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
Junior Roy Davis, Economist, Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD
2 July 2014WFP Press ConferenceWFP programmes in Ethiopia
Mr. Abdou Dieng, Director, WFP Office in Ethiopia
2 July 2014WHO Press ConferenceEmbargoed news conference on TB elimination in low TB incidence countries
(Embargoed until Thursday 3 July 2014 at 1 p.m. Geneva time)
Dr Mario Raviglione, Director WHO Global TB Programme
1 July 2014UNHCR/WFP Press ConferenceFood shortages for refugees in Africa.
World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres

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