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24 April 2019WHO Press conferenceEmbargo lifts at 3:30 p.m. Geneva time Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Publication of the WHO Guidelines on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep for Children under 5 years of age
This new guidance sets, for the first time, how long very young children should sit watching screens, called ‘sedentary screen time’. It also advises on how long very young children should sleep at different ages and the time that should be spent on physical activity to prevent obesity and optimize their health now and in later life. The guidance and a press release will be made available to journalists under strict embargo on Tuesday, 23 April.
  • Dr Fiona Bull, Programme Manager, Surveillance and Population-based Prevention, dept of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO
  • Dr Juana Willumsen, WHO focal point for childhood obesity and physical activityWHO
  • 18 April 2019ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the ILO report “Safety and Health at the heart of the Future of Work: Building on 100 years of experience”
  • Joaquim Pintado Nunes, Acting head, Occupational Safety and Health
  • Manal Azzi, Technical Specialist, Occupational Safety and HealthILO
  • 18 April 2019OCHA Press ConferenceBriefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria with a focus on the north-east, including the Al Hol camp
  • Panos Moumtzis, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria CrisisOCHA
  • 17 April 2019WHO Press conferenceIn a new drive to capitalize on digital technology for improving public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching recommendations on using such technology in multiple areas, from helping health workers treat patients and delivering training, to collecting data on births and deaths, and medicines stocks in hospitals
  • Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, WHO
  • Dr Bernardo Mariano Joaquim Junior, Chief Information Officer, WHO
  • Dr Garrett Mehl, Scientist, Digital Innovations and Research, WHOWHO
  • 12 April 2019WHO Press conferenceHealth situation in Libya
  • Dr Jaffar Hussain, Syed, Representative and Head of Mission, WHO, Libya – BY PHONEWHO
  • 10 April 2019UNFPA Press conferenceState of the World Population 2019 – Unfinished Business: the Pursuit of rights and choices for all
  • Monica Ferro, Director, UNFPA Geneva UNFPA
  • 8 April 2019UNECE Press conferenceCities as drivers of sustainable development
    On the occasion of the Day of Cities organised by UNECE - https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=50283
  • Olga Algayerova, UNECE Executive Secretary
  • Sami Kaanan, Mayor of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council (UK)
  • Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana (Albania)
  • Bakhyt Sultanov, Mayor of Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan)
  • Maia Bitadze, Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi (Georgia)UNECE
  • 4 April 2019WHO Press conferenceEmbargo lifts at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, 4 April 2019
    Publication of the World Health Statistics Overview 2019
    To coincide with World health Day (7 April) the World Health Statistics Overview 2019 will be released on April 4. This is a digest of global health data, analysing who lives longest and why, analysing trends in health and life expectancy, by gender, region and income. This year, progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and universal health coverage has also been analysed.
  • Dr Samira Asma, Assistant Director General for Data, Analytics and Delivery, WHO
  • Dr Shannon Barkley, expert in primary health care, WHO
  • Dr Richard Cibulskis, main author of the Report, WHOWHO
  • 4 April 2019OCHA Press conferenceUpdate on the humanitarian situation in Mali
  • Ute Kollies, Head of the OCHA Mali OfficeOCHA
  • 4 April 2019UNICEF Press conferenceRelease of a UNICEF report on climate change in Bangladesh: “A Gathering Storm -- Climate change clouds the future of children in Bangladesh”
    EMBARGOED until 0001 GMT Friday 5 April 2019
  • Simon Ingram, report author
  • Luc Chauvin, Chief, Inter Agency & Humanitarian Partnerships, UNICEFUNICEF
  • 2 April 2019WHO/UNICEF Press conferenceWHO/UNICEF release first estimates on water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities
  • Bruce Gordon, Coordinator, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Department of Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health, WHO
  • Tom Slaymaker, Sr. Statistics and Monitoring Specialist (WASH), Data & Analytics Section/Division of Data, Research and Policy, UNICEFUNICEF

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