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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPENS TWENTY-SECOND SESSION IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD THIRD PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION
COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPENS TWENTY-SECOND SESSION IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD THIRD PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

WHO Press conference
14 November 2019 14:00 - 14:45
Innovative nuclear technique that sterilizes mosquitoes to be tested in countries to control dengue, Zika and chikungunya
  • Raman Velayudhan, Coordinator, WHO Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Florence Fouque, Team leader of Vectors, Environment and Society unit, TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases)
  • Jérémy Bouyer, medical entomologist, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    OHCHR Press Conference
    18 November 2019 11:00 - 11:45
    Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
  • Manfred Nowak, Independent Expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
  • UNCTAD Press conference (under embargo)
    18 November 2019 14:00 - 14:45
    Presentation of the Least Developed Countries Report 2019 – The present and future of external development finance – Old dependence, new challenges
    Embargo until Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 5:00 p.m. GMT (6:00 p.m. Geneva time)
  • Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
  • Paul Akiwumi, Director, Division for Africa and LDCs, UNCTAD
  • WHO Press conference (under embargo)
    20 November 2019 11:00 - 11:45
    Launch of the first-ever global estimates of insufficient physical activity among adolescents (11-17 years old) over time, from 2001-2016
    Under embargo until 22 November 00:30 Geneva time (21 November 11:30 p.m. London time)
    The study (under embargo until 00.30am Geneva time Friday 22 November and being published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health) was undertaken by WHO experts and describes changes in levels of insufficient physical activity of boys and girls in all regions of the world, how this impacts young people’s health, and commitments countries have taken and can implement to respond to the health challenge posed by physical inactivity.
    For reporters wanting an advance embargoed copy of the study, please contact the WHO media team at mediainquiries@who.int
  • Dr Regina Guthold, study lead author, Scientist, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent health and Ageing Department, WHO
  • Dr Leanne Riley, study co-author, Program Manager, Department of NCDs, WHO