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20 December 2013The Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi , will speak to the press at around 5.15 p.m. in Room III. Journalists are requested to be in place by 5 p.m.The Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, will speak to the press.UNOG
19 December 2013US Mission - Press ConferenceSyrian Humanitarian Matters
Anne C. Richard, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration
Nancy Lindborg, USAID Assistant Administrator
18 December 2013Geneva International Discussions (Co-Chairs)Geneva International Discussions The 26th round of the Geneva International Discussions will take place on 17 and 18 December 2013.
After the meeting on 18 December, a series of press conferences will take place in Room III at the Palais des Nations, starting with :
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
· Andrii Deshchytsia, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Conflicts
18 December 2013Geneva International Discussions (Georgia)Geneva International Discussions
· Davit Zalkaliani, First Deputy Minister, MFA
17 December 2013OCHA Press ConferenceHumanitarian situation in Haiti and response plan 2014
Peter de Clercq (Netherlands), Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative
Johan Peleman, Head of the OCHA office in Haiti
16 December 2013OCHA Press ConferenceUN and humanitarian partners will launch the humanitarian strategies and requirements for 2014 (previously known as the CAP – Consolidated Appeals Process) on Monday 16 December in Geneva followed by a press briefing.[
] The launch includes strategic response plans and requirements covering 17 affected countries, including Syria and the region.
The launch is the culmination of a worldwide process in which hundreds of organizations delivering humanitarian aid in crisis-affected regions come together to assess needs and formulate concerted plans and a unified funding request to Member States and donor organizations.
Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children
Yoka Brandt, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
12 December 2013WHO Press ConferenceFor the launch of its new online database, GLOBOCAN 2012, the specialized cancer research agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will hold a press briefing to present the latest cancer trends. Experts will provide an analysis of global trends in cancer incidence, mortality, and prevalence and introduce the new online cancer database, GLOBOCAN 2012.
GLOBOCAN 2012 reveals striking patterns of cancer in women and highlights that priority should be given to cancer prevention and control measures for breast and cervix cancers globally. The online resource includes the most recent estimates for 28 types of cancers in 184 countries and offers a comprehensive overview of the global cancer burden. It has facilities to produce maps and a series of factsheets to describe the overall cancer burden in specific areas or countries.
Dr Christopher Wild, Director of IARC
Dr David Forman, Head of the Cancer Information Section at IARC
Dr R. Sankaranarayanan, Head of the Early Detection and Prevention Section
Dr Jacques Ferlay, Informatic Officer at the Section of Cancer Information
9 December 2013WIPO Press ConferenceLaunch of WIPO’s 2013 World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report
Francis Gurry, Director General, WIPO
Carsten Fink, Chief Economist
9 December 2013WHO Press ConferenceLaunch of the World Malaria Report 2013
The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch the World Malaria Report 2013 and unveil the latest available data and analysis on one of the world’s leading infectious killers. The report includes an assessment of trends in the scale-up of mosquito control tools, diagnostic testing and treatment in 97 affected countries. It also reviews the funding situation, the double threat of drug and insecticide resistance, and progress towards global targets set for 2015.
  Please note the main launch will be in Washington DC on 11 December.
The embargo will be lifted on 11 December 2013 at 15h30 CET/ 9h30 EST.
Dr Robert Newman, Director of the Global Malaria Programme, WHO
Dr Richard Cibulskis, Lead author of the Malaria Report and Coordinator for Strategy, Economics and Elimination, Global Malaria Programme, WHO
Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Executive Director, Roll Back Malaria Partnership
5 December 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceHuman rights and the World Wide Web
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and founder of the World Wide Web Foundation
5 December 2013Press Conference by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban ConventionWhat was achieved during the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties (#13MSP) and what challenges remain to be addressed before the upcoming Maputo Review Conference?
13MSP President, H.E. Boudjemâa Delmi, Ambassador of Algeria to the UN in Geneva
Maputo Review Conference President-Designate Representative, Ambassador of Mozambique to the UN
ICRC, represented by Kathleen Lawand, Head of the Arms Unit, Legal Division
ICBL, represented by 1997 Nobel co-Laureate Jody Williams
Moderator: Convention's Implementation Support Unit Director
3 December 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceUnited Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights
Chairperson of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Alexandra Guáqueta
2 December 2013OHCHR Press ConferencePress Conference by the UN Human Rights Chief
Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
2 December 2013IFRC Press Conference1) Philippines: Operation Update
• Walter Cotte, Under-Secretary General, Program Services, IFRC, who is just coming back from the Philippines, will be giving an operation update on the situation and on the IFRC response to the disaster.
2) Syria Crisis: Launch of the IFRC revised appeals
• Simon Eccleshall, Head, Disaster Crisis and Management, IFRC will give an operation update and details of the revised appeals.
2 December 2013WHO Press ConferenceUnited Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December.
A new WHO report, International perspectives on spinal cord injuries, highlights the impact of spinal cord injury on both men and women, and its geographical distribution. It shows also the consequences associated with spinal cord injury and what can be done to minimize its effects on individuals and societies.
Etienne Krug, Director of the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, WHO
Alana Officer, Coordinator, Disability and Rehabilitation, WHO

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