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31 October 2014WHO Press ConferenceWHO’s latest recommendations in relation to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for current Ebola outbreak
Dr. Edward Kelley, Director, Service Delivery and Safety, WHO
30 October 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceHuman Rights Committee: Concluding Observations on Sri Lanka, Burundi, Haiti, Malta, Montenegro, Israel
Nigel Rodley – Chairperson
Yadh Ben Achour
Cees Flinterman
Gerald Neuman
29 October 2014ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of new ILO publication: "Skills mismatch in Europe"
Theo Sparreboom, ILO Senior Economist
27 October 2014OCHA Press ConferencePress briefing following joint UN OCHA/Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) mission to Iraq.
His Excellency Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Organization of Islamic Conference
Mr. Rashid Khalikov, Director of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Geneva
27 October 2014UNICEF Press ConferenceThe impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries ( Innocenti report Card 12)
Please note that this briefing and shared materials are EMBARGOED until the official launch of the Innocenti report Card 12, which will take place in Rome on Tuesday 28 October, at 11 a.m. CET (Geneva time).
Yekaterina Chzhen, Social and Economic Policy Specialist, UNICEF
23 October 2014Press Briefing by SRSG Zainab BanguraPress Briefing by the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, on her recent visit to South Sudan.UNOG
22 October 2014WHO Press ConferenceWHO Global TB Programme Press Conference for the launch of the Global Tuberculosis Report 2014. The Global Tuberculosis Report 2014 is embargoed until 09:00am (EST, New York) / 03:00pm/15h00 (CEST, Geneva) on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.
An electronic advance copy of the report can be obtained by email from the Communications Officer of the Global TB Programme
· Dr Mario Raviglione, Director, Global TB Programme, WHO
· Dr Katherine Floyd, Coordinator, TB Monitoring and Evaluation, Global TB Programme, WHO
21 October 2014WHO Press ConferenceInformation session on Ebola candidate vaccines.
Dr Marie Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation
16 October 2014OHCHR Press ConferencePress Conference by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
16 October 2014WHO Press ConferenceEbola outbreak preparedness
Dr Isabelle Nuttall, Director, Global Capacities, Alert and Response, WHO
14 October 2014FAO Press ConferenceCurrent humanitarian situation in Somalia
Mr Luca Alinovi, FAO's Representative in Somalia
13 October 2014IFRC Press ConferencePRE-LAUNCH PRESS BRIEFING: 2014 World Disasters Report – Focus on culture and risk . An embargoed press release will be available at the briefing, and advance copies of the World Disasters Report and chapter summaries will be available at the Palais in Press Room 1 as of Tuesday, 7 October. The embargo will be lifted on 16 October 2014 at 1:01am CEST (00:01 GMT) (For an electronic version of the report contact
· Matthias Schmale, Under Secretary General, IFRC
· Terry Cannon, 2014 World Disasters Report Lead Editor
10 October 2014Press conference by United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de MisturaPress conference by United Nations Special Envoy for Syria.
Staffan de Mistura
9 October 2014Permanent Mission of Italy press conferencePresentation of the concert - event “Con Verdi nel Mondo” (With Verdi in the World) on the occasion of the 2014 Italian presidency of the Council of the European Union
Giulio Rapetti Mogol, Composer
Gianni Bella, Compositor, Composer and Singer
Michelangelo Mazza, Conductor
9 October 2014WFP Press ConferenceChallenges facing WFP: flying in difficult environments
Eric Perdison, Deputy Chief of WFP Aviation
8 October 2014UPU Press ConferenceWorld Post Day 2014: Posts claiming their place in the changing communication landscape
Bishar A. Hussein, Director General, UPU
Pascal Clivaz, Deputy Director General, UPU
Natasa Milosevic, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, winner of the 2014 UPU International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People
8 October 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceLaunch of the new OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine
The report will be shared under strict embargo at 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday 8 October, by email. The embargo will be lifted at 12pm Geneva time.
Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the Americas, Europe, and Central Asia Branch
7 October 2014WHO Press ConferenceAgenda and the main issues to be discussed at the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which is to take place from 13 to 18 October 2014 in Moscow, Russian Federation
Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat
7 October 2014UNCTAD Press ConferenceWorld Investment Forum 2014: Building Bridges with the Private Sector
Mukhisa KITUYI, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
James ZHAN, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
7 October 2014WHO Press ConferenceOn 7 October 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an informal consultation ( by audio conference) on how science can inform our response to Ebola virus disease. A group of scientists with expertise in Ebola control will work with WHO to review the current science and information emerging from the countries experiencing epidemics of Ebola virus disease
Professor Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
3 October 2014UNHCR Press ConferenceOutcomes of the 65th session of UNHCR’s annual Executive Committee meeting
António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
H.E. Ambassador CHOI Seokyoung (Republic of Korea), Chairperson of UNHCR’s Executive Committee
2 October 2014UNEP Press ConferenceLaunch of Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 (advance launch under embargo until 6 October at 7.00 a.m. Geneva time)
Paul Leadley, Professor, Université Paris-Sud, (coordinator of the technical report which underpins the findings in GBO4)

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