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19 December 2012Press Conference OCHA/HCRJoint Launch of the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan 2013 and the Syria Regional Response Plan 2013
Mr. Radhouane Nouicer, United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria
  Update of humanitarian situation, response efforts and the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan 2013
  Mr. Panos Moumtzis, Regional Refugee Coordinator, UNHCR
  Update of humanitarian situation and response to refugees in neighbouring countries and the Syria Regional Response Plan 2013
    Also present for questions on education, water and sanitation, Palestinian refugees and the activities of NGOs:
  Ms. Maria Calivis, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa Region, UNICEF
  Ms. Martha Myers, Regional Emergency Coordinator and Director of Social and Relief Services, UNRWA
  Mr. Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop, Executive Director, ICVA
  Mr. David Kaatrud, Director of Emergency Preparedness, WFP
18 December 2012OHCHR Press ConferenceMission to Somalia, preliminary observations and recommendations
Working Group’s members Faiza Patel (Chair) and Anton Katz, on their return from Somalia
17 December 2012Press Conference by the U.S. MissionBriefing by Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins, U.S. Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, following the High Level Meeting on “Global Health Security Collaboration between the Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction and International Organizations”
17 December 2012WHO Press ConferenceLaunch of the World Malaria Report 2012
Dr Richard Cibulskis, Lead author and Coordinator for Strategy, Economics and Elimination in the WHO Global Malaria Programme
Dr Nafo-Traoré Fatoumata, Executive Director, Roll Back Malaria Partnership
14 December 2012OCHA Press Conference2013 Humanitarian Appeals via video link from Rome.
Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme
Michel Roy, Secretary General, Caritas Internationalis
12 December 2012Press Conferences: Geneva International DiscussionsGeneva International Discussions The 22nd round of the Geneva International Discussions will take place in Geneva on 11 and 12 December 2012. After the meeting on 12 December, a series of press conferences will take place in Room III, Palais des Nations. The press conferences should start at approximately 5:00 p.m. (time TBC) and would last approximately 30 minutes each. They will follow each other in the order shown below: 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 Pádraig Murphy, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus 2) Georgia Nikoloz Vashakidze, Deputy Minister, MFAUNOG
11 December 2012ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the Global Employment Trends for Women
Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Executive Director of Employment
Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women
Ambassador Jean-Jacques Elmiger, International Labour Affairs, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Swiss Confederation
11 December 2012OCHA Press ConferenceLaunch of nominations for the Green Star Awards 2013
Alexander Likhotal, President of Green Cross International
Rene Nijenhuis, Humanitarian Affairs Officer, OCHA
11 December 2012WIPO Press ConferenceLaunch of WIPO’s 2012 World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report
Francis Gurry, Director General, WIPO
7 December 2012ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the Global Wage Report
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO

Patrick Belser, Senior Economist
Marcia Poole, Director, Department of Communication
4 December 2012UNCTAD Press ConferenceGreater income share for labour -- the essential catalyst for global economic recovery and employment (New Policy Brief)
Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
4 December 2012OHCHR Press ConferenceOn the opening of the first UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, the Chair of the Working Group will be joined by a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss their goals for the Forum and the progress and challenges in advancing the business and human rights agenda.
Mr. Puvan Selvanathan, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Professor John Ruggie, Former Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Human Rights and Business, Chairperson of the first Forum on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State
Ms. Debbie Stothard, Deputy Secretary-General of FIDH and Coordinator of ALTSEAN-Burma
3 December 2012Press Conference by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban ConventionTwelfth Meeting of the States Parties (12MSP) of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (also known as the Ottawa Convention or Mine Ban Treaty)
Switzerland represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Burkhalter
Slovenia represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karl Erjavec
ICRC represented by its President Peter Maurer
ICBL represented by Jody Williams
Moderator: Matjaz Kovacic, 12MSP President and Slovenian Ambassador to the UN in Geneva
3 December 2012UNEP Press ConferenceMeasuring Progress Towards a Green Economy
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will unveil a new report, Measuring Progress Towards a Green Economy, in response to the Rio+20 mandate to assist countries with their transition from carbon-intensive, brown economies to more resource-efficient, sustainable societies.
The launch coincides with the UNEP-hosted international conference on green economy indicators, “Measuring the Future We Want,” taking place from 4 to 6 December 2012 at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG).
Steven Stone, Chief, UNEP's Economics and Trade Branch
Sheng Fulai, Economist and Head of UNEP's Green Economy Research

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