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28 September 2015ILO Press ConferenceInternational Day of Older Persons: Launch of ILO study on “Long-term care protection for older persons”.
  • Xenia Scheil-Adlung, ILO Health Policy Coordinator and author of the studyILO
  • 24 September 2015IFRC Press ConferenceLaunch Press Briefing: 2015 World Disasters Report – Focus on local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness
    The annual flagship publication of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the World Disasters Report, will be launched globally on 24 September 2015.
    This year’s 23rd edition of the report examines the complex and challenging relationship between local and international actors responding to crises. The report presents the case for a shift to the localization of aid and equal partnerships.
  • Robert Tickner, Under Secretary General, IFRC
  • Mo Hamza, 2015 World Disasters Report lead editorUNOG
  • 21 September 2015Stakeout: Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicPresentation of latest report by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council, covering the period between mid-January and mid-July 2015 plus the latest developments of the human rights situation in Syria.
  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicOHCHR
  • 21 September 2015ITU Press ConferenceLaunch of the 2015 edition of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development’s ‘State of Broadband’ report, giving a global overview of broadband penetration and affordability.
  • Doreen Bogdan, Chief, Strategic Planning & Membership, and Phillippa Biggs, Senior Policy Advisory and author of this year’s report. The launch will provide an informal opportunity to chat to Phillippa about this year’s key findings ahead of the report going live on ITU’s website at 12 noon.ITU
  • 21 September 2015Press Stakeout requested by the Permanent Mission of JapanPanel on the situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  • Mr. Takuya YOKOTA, Vice Secretary-General, Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea (Panelist of the side event organized by ICNK)
  • Mr. Koichiro IIZUKA, Vice Secretary-General, Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea (Panelist of the HRC Panel Discussion)
  • Mr. Shoichiro ISHIKAWA, Vice-Minister, Secretariat for the Headquarters for the Abduction issue, the Government of Japan (Head of Delegation of the Government of Japan to the HRC panel discussion)UNOG
  • 18 September 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur presents his first report to the Human Rights Council introducing his views on the foundations and context of the mandate.
    He provides some clarifying definitions concerning unilateral coercive measures and some elements on guidance from international law, human rights law and humanitarian law. He also provides an insight on the current trends of unilateral coercive measures and introduces his strategy to prevent, minimize and redress the adverse impact of these measures.
  • Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rightsOHCHR
  • 17 September 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceAnnual report to the Human Rights Council
  • Mr. Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastesOHCHR
  • 17 September 2015UNITAR Press ConferenceInternational Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development.
    This unique forum, to be held in Annemasse on 29-30 October 2015, will explore how public-private partnerships can serve as a tool to achieve sustainable development locally.
  • H.E. Ms. Elisabeth Laurin, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • Mr. Christian Dupessey, President of the Urban Agglomeration of Annemasse, Mayor of AnnemasseUNITAR
  • 16 September 2015WHO Press ConferenceEmbargoed press briefing: WHO and UNICEF report “ Achieving the Malaria MDG Target: Reversing the Incidence of Malaria 2000-2015”.
    All information in this report is strictly embargoed until 17 September 2015, 01:01 CEST (Geneva), 00:01 BST (London)
    A new report from WHO and UNICEF shows that the rate of new malaria cases has dropped by 37 per cent over the past 15 years and malaria mortality has fallen by 60 per cent, achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the incidence of the disease by 2015. The findings will be revealed on 17 September at an event at the UK House of Commons by WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan and Secretary of State, Justine Greening.
    On the same day, the journal Nature publishes new findings from the Malaria Atlas Project – a WHO Collaborating Centre based at the University of Oxford— quantifying the effectiveness of malaria control efforts such as insecticide treated nets across Africa.
  • Dr. Pedro Alonso, Director of WHO's Global Malaria Programme
  • Dr. Mark Young, Senior Health Specialist, UNICEFWHO
  • 16 September 2015OHCHR Press Conference (Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances)The UN Working Group will provide an update on the status of enforced disappearance throughout the world. The Chair will present the annual report of the Working Group, the reports on the visit to the Western Balkans, the follow-up reports on the recommendations made upon past visits to Mexico and Timor Leste as well as the thematic Study on Enforced Disappearance and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
  • Ariel Dulitzky, Chair, Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary DisappearancesOHCHR
  • 16 September 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceUN Human Rights Office report on Sri Lanka.
  • Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human RightsOHCHR
  • 15 September 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur reports on his visits to Burundi and Sri Lanka, together with his thematic report elaborating on main elements of a State policy aiming at the prevention of circles of mass violence.
  • Mr. Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur on The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence (transitional justice)OHCHR
  • 14 September 2015WHO Press Conference“Saving more lives and improving the health of women, children and adolescents – a new global strategy for 2030”
    On Monday, 14 September, the British Medical Journal is publishing, Towards a new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health, a special supplement written by global health experts, highlighting the critical actions and investments that will have the greatest impact on the health of these populations.
    The briefing offers an opportunity for journalists to discuss with key WHO experts issues in women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and hear an overview of the progress that has been made in 15 years to reduce maternal and child mortality through the Millennium Development Goals.
    Hear about the lessons learnt, the new evidence and focus on critical population groups, such as adolescents and women and children living in fragile and conflict settings, and the renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.
  • Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General, Family, Women’s and Children’s Health, World Health Organization
  • Dr Marleen Temmerman, Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health OrganizationWHO
  • 14 September 2015UNCTAD Press ConferenceUNCTAD Secretary-General proposes four action packages to eradicate global poverty.
    Publication of the Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to UNCTAD XIV
    (Embargo: 14 September 2015 at 1:00 p.m. GMT)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-GeneralUNCTAD
  • 9 September 2015WHO Press ConferenceWHO update on the Ebola situation
  • Dr Bruce Aylward, Special Representative of the Director-General for the Ebola ResponseWHO
  • 9 September 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceHuman Rights Council 30th regular session (14 September to 2 October)
  • Ambassador Joachim Ruecker (Germany), President of the Human Rights CouncilOHCHR
  • 8 September 2015Press Conference by the SRSG for Migration and DevelopmentCurrent migration and asylum issues worldwide and the UN role.
  • Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Migration and DevelopmentUNOG
  • 8 September 2015WHO Press ConferenceNew estimates Child Mortality rates released in Levels and Trends in Child Mortality Report 2015, a report published by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank Group, and the Population Division of UNDESA. Rates plunged by more than half since 1990, but global MDG target missed by wide margin.
    Embargoed embargoed until Wednesday 9 September 2015 at 00:01 GMT/01:01 Geneva time.
  • Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General, Family, Women’s and Children’s HealthWHO
  • 8 September 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceLaunch of the new OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine.
  • Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the Americas, Europe, and Central Asia BranchOHCHR
  • 3 September 2015UNIDIR Press ConferenceCluster Munition Monitor 2015 Report Launch

    Welcome and Introduction:
  • Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Director, UNIDIR
    Overview of Report Findings:
  • Ms. Mary Wareham, Advocacy Director, Arms Division, Human Rights Watch and ban policy editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2015
  • Ms. Amelie Chayer, Government Liaison and Policy Manager, ICBL-CMC
  • Mr. Loren Persi, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, casualties and victim assistance editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2015UNIDIR
  • 3 September 2015Press Conference by the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights CouncilLaunch of the latest report by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council.
    This report, covering the period of 10 January 2015 to 10 July 2015, will detail recent findings on serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law documented in the armed conflict, analyzing, in particular, their impact on a variety of specifically targeted communities and groups in the armed conflict. The Commissioners will also brief the media on their latest activities.
  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson/Member, Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Karen Koning AbuZayd, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicOHCHR
  • 2 September 2015Press Conference by the Permanent Mission of SenegalCases of arbitrary detention in Senegal
  • Mr Antoine Felix Abdoulaye Diome, Law Officer of the State of Senegal
  • H.E. Mr. Mame Baba Cisse, Ambassador of Senegal in Geneva
  • Maître Felix Sow, Lawyer
  • Maître Yerim Thiam, LawyerUNOG
  • 1 September 2015UNCTAD Press ConferencePresentation of the 2015 Report on UNCTAD's assistance to the Palestinian people (Embargoed 1 September 2015 at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Mahmoud Elkhafif, UNCTAD, Coordinator of the Assistance to the Palestinian People
  • Randa Jamal, UNCTAD, Economic Affairs OfficerUNCTAD
  • 1 September 2015WMO Press ConferenceRelease of El Niño Update. 
  • Maxx Dilley, Director, Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch, WMO
  • David Carlson, Director, World Climate Research Programme
  • Rupa Kumar Kolli, Chief, World Climate Applications and Services Division, WMO WMO

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