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26 June 2013Geneva International Discussions Press Conference (Georgia), following the 24th round of the Geneva International Discussions.Geneva International Discussions Press Conference (Georgia), following the 24th round of the Geneva International Discussions.UNOG
26 June 2013Geneva International Discussions Press Conference (Co-Chairs), following the 24th round of the Geneva International Discussions.Geneva International Discussions Press Conference (Co-Chairs), following the 24th round of the Geneva International Discussions.UNOG
25 June 2013The Joint Special Representative for Syria speaks to the pressUNOG
24 June 2013UNCTAD Press ConferencePresentation of the World Investment Report 2013: Global Value Chains: Investment and Trade for Development
(Under embargo until 26 June at 5 p.m. GMT)
Supachai Panitchpakdi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
UNCTAD
20 June 2013WHO Press ConferencePress briefing to launch a first global report on the worldwide prevalence of violence against women and the serious impacts it has on women’s health. Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual. Alongside the report, WHO will launch new clinical and policy guidelines to help health services better respond to this global crisis ( embargo to be lifted at 3 pm Geneva time on Thursday 20 June 2013)
•          Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General for Family, Women and Children’s Health, WHO
•          Doctor Claudia Garcia Moreno, Lead Specialist, Gender, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Health and Adolescence, WHO
WHO
18 June 2013Press Conference by the Italian Permanent MissionIntegration Policies in Italy
Ms. Cécile Kyenge, Minister of Integration, Italy
UNOG
18 June 2013ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of new ILO book “Work sharing during the Great Recession, New developments and beyond - under embargo until 18 June at 15:00 GMT (17:00 Geneva time)
ILO researchers Jon C. Messenger and Naj Ghosheh
ILO
17 June 2013UNICEF Press ConferenceThe situation of children in Yemen
 Julien Harneis, UNICEF Yemen Representative
UNICEF
14 June 2013UNHCR Press ConferencePre-briefing on UNHCR’s new annual Global Trends report Embargoed copies of the report will be provided to media attending. (The Pre-briefing and the Report itself are under strict embargo and may not be used before 0001 GMT on June 19th)
Mr. António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHCR
13 June 2013Stakeout by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, VenezuelaStakeout by H.E. Mr. Elías Jaua Milano, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the High Commissioner for Human Rights
OHCHR
12 June 2013WHO Press ConferenceWorld Blood Donor Day 2013 - Give the gift of life: donate blood
Blood collection from voluntary non-remunerated blood donors is the cornerstone of a safe and sufficient blood supply. Regular voluntary blood donors are the safest source of blood, as there are fewer bloodborne infections among these donors than among people who donate for family members in emergencies or who give blood for payment
Dr Neelam DHINGRA-KUMAR, WHO Blood Transfusion Safety Unit
Dr Yetmgeta Eyayou ABDELLA, WHO Blood Transfusion Safety Unit
WHO
12 June 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur will talk about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, with a special focus on education and its central role in preventing and combating racism. He will also present his findings on the implementation of the General Assembly resolution on the Glorification of Nazism
Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
OHCHR
11 June 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceOHCHR / SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES OCCUPIED SINCE 1967
The Special Rapporteur will talk about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on Israel’s Operation “Pillar of Defense” and the general human rights situation in the Gaza Strip. The report also addresses the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank – and businesses that profit from Israeli settlements as well as the situation of Palestinians detained by Israel
Mr. Richard Falk, on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
OHCHR
11 June 2013ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of report on child labour in domestic work under embargo until 11 June at 22:00 GMT (midnight Geneva on 12 June)
Constance Thomas, Director of ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)
ILO
10 June 2013WHO Press ConferenceFurther to last Friday’s announcement that WHO would be issuing the WHO Pandemic Influenza Risk Management Guidance on the WHO website today, WHO would like to invite journalists to a briefing with a WHO expert who can answer any questions you may have related to this publication.  The new WHO Interim Guidance document updates and replaces the 2009 guidance, and takes account of lessons learnt from the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic and of other relevant developments
Professor David Harper, Special Adviser, Health Security and Environment, World Health Organization
WHO
7 June 2013UNHCR/OCHA/IOM Press ConferenceLaunch of the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees and Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan
Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Mr. António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
UNHCR
6 June 2013Press conference by ILOLaunch of the annual ILO report on "The situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories"
Mr. Kari Tapiola, Special advisor to the ILO Director-General
ILO
6 June 2013WFP Press ConferenceLaunch of revised Appeal for Syria and WFP’s response to the on-going humanitarian  crisis
Amir ABDULLA, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Muhannad HADI, Syria Regional Emergency Coordinator
WFP
5 June 2013WHO Press ConferenceWHO consolidated package of guidance to address both undernutrition and obesity
  Dr. Francesco Branca, Director , Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO
WHO
5 June 2013Press Conference by the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica "Future Challenges of the Open-ended Working Group on the Right to Peace"
H.E. Christian Guillermet-Fernandez, Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UNOG, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Open-ended Working Group on the draft Declaration on the Right to Peace of the Human Rights Council
Mr. Miguel Bosé, artist (singer, actor), co-founder of the Foundation Peace without Borders (Paz sin Fronteras)
UNOG
5 June 2013Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea will talk about her first report to the Human Rights Council based on first-hand testimonies and interviews highlighting widespread and systematic violations of human rights
Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea
OHCHR
3 June 2013ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of World of Work Report 2013
Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO International Institute for Labour Studies and main author of the report
ILO
3 June 2013OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association will talk about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on the funding of associations and the holding of peaceful assemblies, and his report on his country visit to the United Kingdom conducted in January 2013
Mr. Maina Kiai, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
OHCHR
3 June 2013Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Press ConferencePress conference on presentation of latest report by Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council
Speakers: Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Commission Chairperson
Ms. Karen Koning Abuzayd, Commission member
Ms. Carla del Ponte, Commission member
Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Commission member
OHCHR

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