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28 February 2013WHO Press ConferenceLaunch of the report ‘Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami based on a preliminary dose estimation’ - a comprehensive estimate of the health risks from radiation exposure for people living in Fukushima Prefecture, in other regions of Japan, and in the rest of the world, as well as the risks for workers and emergency workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health and Environment, WHO
Dr Angelika Tritscher, Acting-Director, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses, WHO
Dr Roy Shore, Report co-author, Vice-Chair of the US-Japan Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan (via audio link)
28 February 2013IDLO Press ConferenceWomen’s access to justice.
As the 22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council convenes, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) will brief the Geneva press corps on the latest attacks on women’s rights, the barriers that women face across the “justice chain” and that need to be tackled to protect women's human rights, improve their access to justice and promote gender equality, while highlighting the importance for the Council to tackle the challenge of ensuring women’s access to justice.
Irene Khan, Director-General, International Development Law Organization
Miriam Estrada, former Ecuadorian Minister of Social Affairs
Hina Jilani, former UN Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
28 February 2013UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect Press ConferenceMandate and work of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and recent prevention initiatives, including a high-level pre-election visit to Kenya
Mr. Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
27 February 2013Stakeout on behalf of the European Union.Mr. Eamon Gilmore, T.D., Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland will address the press at a stakeout on behalf of the European Union
27 February 2013WHO Press ConferenceWHO is releasing new global estimates on the number of people living with hearing loss on the occasion of International Ear and Hearing Day, 3 March 
Dr Shelly Chadha, Department of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, WHO
Dr. Gretchen Stevens, Department of Mortality and Burden of Disease, WHO
26 February 2013UNCTAD Press ConferenceNew UNCTAD Publication - Global Value Chains and Development: Investment and Value Added Trade in the Global Economy.
(Embargoed until 27/02/2013 at 5 p.m. GMT)
Supachai Panitchpakdi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
25 February 2013Stakeout by the Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign AffairsDidier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland, will address the press at a stakeout, following his declaration at the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council.
25 February 2013Stakeout by the Prime Minister of LibyaH.E. Mr. Ali Zeidan, Prime Minister of Libya, will address the press at a stakeout following his declaration at the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council.
21 February 2013OCHA Press ConferenceBriefing by the Secretary-General Humanitarian Envoy for Kuwait on his role and activities
Dr. Abdullah Al Matouq, Secretary-General Humanitarian Envoy for Kuwait
20 February 2013WFP Press ConferenceSyria
David Kaatrud, WFP Director of Emergencies
Jean-Yves Lequime, Chief of WFP Ankara Office
19 February 2013OCHA Press ConferencePress Conference following the Syrian Humanitarian Forum
Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Mr. Claus Sorensen, Director-General, European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)
Mr. Atta El Manaan Bakhit, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Mr. Manuel Bessler, Vice-Director, Delegate for Humanitarian Aid and Head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit
19 February 2013US Permanent Mission Press ConferenceSyrian Humanitarian Forum
Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), USAID
Kelly Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, US Department of State
18 February 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic will present its findings on its latest report
(PLEASE NOTE: The report will be sent out under embargo along with a press release early on the morning of the press conference)
· Mr. Paulo Pinheiro (Chairperson) (via teleconference)
· Ms. Carla del Ponte (Commission member)
18 February 2013WHO Press ConferenceA major study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will present latest update on the effects of human exposure to hormone disrupting-chemicals (EDCs).
Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Public Health and Environment, WHO
6 February 2013OCHA Press ConferenceThe humanitarian situation in Mali and in the Sahel
David Gressly, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Sahel
5 February 2013OCHA Press ConferenceChad: humanitarian challenges and opportunities
Thomas Gurtner, Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator, Chad
General Oki Mahamat Dagache, Special Representative of the President of the Republic of Chad for Humanitarian Affairs
4 February 2013IFRC Monthly Press BriefingIFRC monthly press briefing. Tentative agenda:
Sahel region: Conflict and food security. Will include briefing from ICRC on humanitarian consequences of conflict in Mali.
Mozambique: Floods.
Philippines: Typhoon Bopha update two months on.

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