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28 November 2014OHCHR Press Conference (Committee against Torture)Concluding Observations on Sweden, Ukraine, Venezuela, Australia, Burundi, USA, Croatia, Kazakhstan.
Claudio Grossman (Chair), Alessio Bruni, Jens Modvig, Felice Gaer
27 November 2014Press conference by the Mission of NorwayThe Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM).
Mr. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia
Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen, President of the International Peace Institute
27 November 2014WHO Press ConferenceWHO launching new tools to fight cervical cancer
To mark the upcoming World Cancer Leaders Summit, and the UICC International Cancer Congress, being held on 3-6 December, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia, the World Health Organization is launching two new tools for countries to use in the fight against cancers, which are responsible for more than 8 million deaths annually, the bulk in low- and middle-income countries.
The new Comprehensive cervical cancer control: a guide to essential practice presents new methods to prevent, detect and control cervical cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death in women, and one of the most preventable, responsible for more than 270 000 deaths annually, 85% of which occur in developing countries.
The press releases and interview material from the press briefing are embargoed until 00:01 CET on 3 December, 2014, when the new products will be officially launched at the Melbourne events.
- Dr Andreas Ullrich, WHO Cancer Programme
- Dr Marleen Temmerman, Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research
- Dr Nathalie Broutet, WHO Reproductive Health and Research
26 November 2014UNCTAD Press ConferencePublication of the Least Developed Countries Report 2014 - Growth with Structural Transformation: a Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Press Kit under Embargo Until 27/11/2014 at 5:00 p.m. GMT.
Mukhisa KITUYI - UNCTAD Secretary-General
Taffere TESFACHEW - UNCTAD - Director - Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes
21 November 2014Press conference by the Permanent Mission of JapanBriefing on the Play with music based on the Earth Charter, ”Our Blue Planet” at the Palais des Nations, (21 November 2014 at 6.30 p.m.)
Professor Ryokiti HIRONO, Counselor of ‘Classic Live for the United Nations
Ms. Masayo KOIKE, President of ‘Classic Live for the United Nations
Mr. Tomohiro ARAKAWA, Actor
20 November 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceLaunch of the new OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine The report will be shared under strict embargo at 8.00 a.m. on Thursday 20 November, by email. The embargo will be lifted at 11.00 a.m. Geneva time
Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the Americas, Europe, and Central Asia Branch
20 November 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceThe independent international Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea
Michael Smith (Chair of the Commission)
Sheila B. Keetharuth (Member of the Commission and Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea)
Victor Dankwa (Member of the Commission)
20 November 2014Press Conference on IRINA new start for crisis reporting: Announcement regarding the future of the humanitarian news service IRIN
Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, UN Nations Office at Geneva
Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, Director, Corporate Programmes Division, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Ambassador Urs Schmid, Deputy Head of Mission, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva
Mr. Jho Low, Director, Jynwel Charitable Foundation
Mr. Ben Parker, interim Director, IRIN
19 November 2014OCHA Press ConferenceThe current humanitarian situation, challenges and response in West Africa's Sahel region
Mr. Robert Piper, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel
18 November 2014UNFPA Press ConferenceThe State of World Population 2014: The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future.
Ms Alanna Armitage, Director, UNFPA Geneva
18 November 2014Joint WHO/UN WATER Press ConferenceLaunch of most comprehensive analysis to date on the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene. Press briefing to provide the latest findings of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water 2014.
The report and main findings will be under strict embargo until 00h01 EST (New York time), 06h01 CET (Geneva time), and 05h01 GMT, on Wednesday 19 November 2014
Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.
Federico Properzi, Chief Technical Advisor, UN-Water.
Chris Williams, Executive Director, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).
18 November 2014WHO Press BriefingWHO briefing on challenges and potential innovations in Ebola diagnostic tests
Dr. Pierre Formenty, Team Lead - Emerging and Epidemic Zoonotic Diseases team, WHO
17 November 2014UNEP Press ConferenceThe Champions of the Earth - Innovators and Policymakers From Around the World to be Awarded Top UN Prize for Inspirational Service to the Planet.
Boyan Slat, the youngest ever winner of the United Nation’s Champions of the Earth Award for Innovative Ocean Cleanup Initiative.
17 November 2014WHO Press ConferenceLaunch of the WHO Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer EMBARGOED until 17 November 2014, 15:00 Geneva time. The report (EN), an executive summary (AR, EN, FR, SP), a Press Release (EN) and accompanying infographics (AR, EN, FR, RU, SP) are available on a website , which is password protected until the lifting of the embargo. The password can be attained beforehand from Ms Laura Sminkey, Communications Officer at the respective department at WHO, +41 22 791 4547,
Dr Etienne Krug, Director, WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
Dr David Meddings, Scientist, WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
14 November 2014HRC Press ConferenceLaunch of a report on Syrians living under ISIS by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
· 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
· Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
14 November 2014WHO Press ConferenceLatest findings on experimental interventions for Ebola
Dr Martin Friede, Scientist, Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, WHO
13 November 2014WHO Press ConferenceNew data on measles mortality - New data shows that progress towards the elimination of measles has stalled and that large outbreaks of the highly contagious disease are placing hard-earned gains at risk. The latest figures will be published in this week’s WHO Weekly Epidemiological Report and in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. EMBARGO –Embargoed until 1:00pm/13h00 (EST, Atlanta) / 07:00pm/19h00 (CET, Geneva) on Thursday, 13 November 2014
Dr Robert Perry, WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
12 November 2014WHO Press ConferenceWHO Guidelines on Indoor Air Quality : Household Fuel Combustion.
WHO’s new Guidelines on Indoor Air Quality: Household Fuel combustion set targets for reducing health-damaging household pollutants and offer greater clarity that unprocessed coal and kerosene should not be used in the home as they severely pollute the indoor air and create fire, burns and poisoning risks.
Maria Neira, Director, Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health Department, WHO
Carlos Dora, Coordinator, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO
Nigel Bruce, Professor of Public Health, University of Liverpool and WHO Consultant in Air Quality and Health
Heather Adair-Rohani, Technical Officer, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO
11 November 2014WHO/FAO Press ConferenceBackground briefing on 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), 19-21 November, 2014, Rome.
Dr Francesco Branca, Director, WHO Department of Nutrition
Ms. Xiangjun Yao, Director of the FAO Liaison Office in Geneva
7 November 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceCommittee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Concluding Observations on: Venezuela, Poland, China, China Hong Kong, China Macao, Ghana, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Guinea, Solomon Islands
Nicole Ameline (Chair)
Yoko Hayashi
Silvia Pimentel
7 November 2014WHO Press ConferenceWHO has developed new protocol to provide information on the safe management of burial of patients who died from suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease
Dr. Pierre FORMENTY, Team Lead - Emerging and Epidemic Zoonotic Diseases team, WHO
Asiya ODUGLEH-KOLEV, Technical Officer, Global Capacities, Alert and Response, WHO
Panu SAARISTO, Senior Officer, Emergency Health Coordinator, IFRCWHO
5 November 2014WHO Press Conference“Ageing well” must be a global priority A major new Series on health and ageing, to be published in The Lancet on 6 November, warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people. As people across the world live longer, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished wellbeing are poised to become a major global public health challenge
Material under embargo until : 01:01 CET Thursday 6 November, 2014
Dr Tiers Boerma Series author and Director, Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, WHO
Dr Somnath Chatterji, Series author and Coordinator, Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, WHO
Dr Islene Araujo de Carvalho, Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser, Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHO
4 November 2014WHO Press ConferenceWHO recommends expanding access to naloxone to reduce deaths from opioid overdose
Dr Nicolas Clark, Medical Officer, WHO department of Management of Substance Abuse
3 November 2014OHCHR Press ConferenceLaunch of UNHCR’s Global Statelessness Campaign
Please note that the contents of the press conference may not be used until the lifting of embargo time of 0500 GMT on Tuesday November 4th
António Guterres UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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