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30 November 2015ITU Press ConferenceLaunch of the 2015 edition of ITU’s flagship ICT statistics report, Measuring the Information Society, including the ICT Development Index which ranks over 160 economies globally in terms of ICT access and affordability.
  • Jaroslaw Ponder, Strategy and Policy Advisor, and Coordinator for Europe Region. The launch will provide an informal opportunity to chat about this year’s key findings.ITU
  • 26 November 2015UNIDIR Press ConfereceLandmine Monitor 2015 Report Launch
    Welcome and Introduction:
  • Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Director, UNIDIR Overview of Report Findings:
  • Mr. Mark Hiznay, Senior researcher, Arms Division, Human Rights Watch and ban policy editor for Landmine Monitor 2015
  • Ms. Amelie Chayer, Government Liaison and Policy Manager, International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • Mr. Loren Persi, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, casualties and victim assistance editor for Landmine Monitor 2015
  • Mr. Jeff Abramson, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, final editor of Landmine Monitor 2015UNIDIR
  • 25 November 2015WMO Press ConferenceWMO provisional statement on the status of the global climate in 2015, and release of five-year report on the climate from 2011-2015
  • Michel Jarraud, WMO Secretary-General
  • Omar Baddour, Report coordinatorWMO
  • 24 November 2015UNAIDS Press ConferenceUNAIDS to release new report to get countries on the Fast-Track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
    Ahead of World AIDS Day 2015, UNAIDS is launching a new report detailing how countries can reach the 22 million people still being left behind in the response to HIV. In 2015, record numbers of people had access to antiretroviral therapy and the numbers of people newly infected and dying of AIDS-related illnesses have reduced since the peak of the epidemic. However, 22 million people still do not have access to treatment, most of whom do not know they have the virus.
    The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, will release Focus on location and population: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030 on Tuesday, 24 November, at the United Nations in Geneva. The report gives more than 50 examples of communities, cities and countries that are using innovative approaches to reach more people with life-changing HIV services and end their epidemics.
    The report outlines what needs to be done to end AIDS as part of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, including a five-year Fast-Track approach to put countries on track to achieve their goals.
  • Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDSUNAIDS
  • 23 November 2015UNCTAD Press ConferenceThe Least Developed Countries Report 2015 : Transforming Rural Economies
    (Under embargo until 5.00 a.m. GMT, on Wednesday, 25 November 2015)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTADUNCTAD
  • 23 November 2015UNISDR Press ConferenceFrom COP1 to COP21: Weather-related disasters 1995-2015
  • Margareta Wahlstrom, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
  • Debarati Guha-Sapir, Professor, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.ISDR
  • 23 November 2015UNCTAD Press ConferenceDebt Management Conference
  • Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-GeneralUNCTAD
  • 20 November 2015WHO Press ConferenceUpdate on Ebola situation in West Africa
  • Dr Bruce Aylward, Executive Director a.i., Outbreaks and Health EmergenciesWHO
  • 19 November 2015IFRC Press ConferenceFrom 8 to 10 December 2015, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is bringing together representatives of nearly every Government in the world, Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders, and partner organizations in Geneva for the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, where States parties to the Geneva Conventions and humanitarian partners will undertake joint commitments with the Movement on pressing humanitarian issues.
    This year, among the main topics that will be discussed include: migration, sexual and gender based violence, humanitarian financing, climate change, Ebola, and respect for International Humanitarian Law.
    The Movement’s leaders and technical specialists will also discuss specific contexts such as the humanitarian situation in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan etc., and the recovery in Nepal and the Philippines, etc.
  • Benoit Matsha-Carpentier, Senior Media Officer, IFRCUNOG
  • 17 November 2015WHO Press ConferenceWHO preparations for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-21) in Paris, 30 November to 11 December 2015
    WHO experts will brief journalists on how climate change impacts health and what actions countries can take to improve public health. They will also present 15 new Climate and Health Country Profiles, which were produced in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCC).
  • Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO
  • Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Scientist and team leader, Climate change, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHOWHO
  • 16 November 2015OCHA Press ConferenceThe humanitarian situation in the Sahel, the impact of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad basin, and the situation in and around Mali.
  • Mr. Toby Lanzer, Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the SahelOCHA
  • 16 November 2015ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the ILO's “Key Indicators of the Labour Market” (KILM)
  • Rafael Diez de Medina, Director of the ILO’s Department of Statistics
  • Steven Kapsos, Head, Data Production and Analysis Unit at the ILO Department of StatisticsILO
  • 16 November 2015WMO Press ConferenceWMO El Niño Report
  • Michel Jarraud, WMO Secretary-General
  • Rupa Kumar Kolli, Chief, World Climate Applications and Services Divisions, WMO / El Niño ExpertWMO
  • 13 November 2015WHO Press ConferenceUpdate on the health situation and the WHO response in the Syrian Arab Republic and the cholera situation in the wider region.
  • Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative, Syrian Arab Republic
  • Dr William Perea, Coordinator, Department for Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, WHOWHO
  • 11 November 2015WHO Press ConferencePress briefing on Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015 – Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division.
    The joint report estimates maternal mortality in 1990 to 2015 at country, regional, and global levels.
    Under embargo until Thursday, 12 November 2015, at 9 a.m. Geneva time (TBC)
  • Dr Lale Say, Coordinator, Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
  • Dr Doris Chou, Medical Officer, Reproductive Health and Research, WHOWHO
  • 11 November 2015WIPO Press ConferenceLaunch of WIPO Intellectual Property Report 2015: “Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth”.
  • Francis Gurry, Director General, WIPO
  • Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, WIPO WIPO
  • 10 November 2015Press Conference requested by UNSMIL, UN Women and the Permanent Mission of SwitzerlandLibyan women’s minimum peace agenda.
  • Libyan women involved in setting the agendaUNOG
  • 9 November 2015WMO Press ConferenceWMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin
  • Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
  • Ms. Oksana Tarasova, Chief of WMO Atmospheric Environment Research DivisionWMO
  • 6 November 2015UNEP Press ConferenceAhead of Paris climate meeting, UNEP outlines global progress on cutting emissions and scale of the task ahead.
    In Geneva this Friday, the United Nations Environment Programme will launch the Emissions Gap, its authoritative report on the world's progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This year, the report focuses on analyzing country pledges for the Paris climate meeting and lays out options for accelerated action to limit the global temperature rise compared to pre-industrial times to 2 degrees Celsius.
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNEP (via video)
  • Ms. Jacqueline McGlade, UNEP Chief Scientist
  • Ms. Hakima El Haite, Minister of Environment, Morocco UNEP
  • 5 November 2015Press Conference requested by the U.S. MissionOfficials of the U.S. Department of State and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an ON THE RECORD press briefing regarding the opening and progress of the World Radiocommunication Conference, which is being held November 2-27 in Geneva, Switzerland, by the International Telecommunication Union.
  • Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for Communications and Information Policy
  • Ambassador Decker Anstrom, Head of the U.S. delegation to the Conference
  • Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC
  • Michael O’Rielly, FCC CommissionerUNOG
  • 5 November 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceHuman Rights Committee: Concluding Observations on Greece, San Marino, Austria, Suriname, Republic of Korea, Iraq and Benin
  • Yuji Iwasawa
  • Anja Seibert-Fohr
  • Yuval ShanyOHCHR
  • 4 November 2015UNICEF Press ConferenceMarie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Special Coordinator, Refugee and Migrant crisis in Europe, has just completed a one week mission in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in Serbia and in Croatia.
    What are the main challenges faced by children on the move in these countries ?
  • Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Special Coordinator, Refugee and Migrant crisis in EuropeUNICEF

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