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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-THIRD REGULAR SESSION FROM 13 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS TO HOLD FIFTY-NINTH SESSION FROM 19 SEPTEMBER TO 7 OCTOBER 2016
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-THIRD REGULAR SESSION FROM 13 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS TO HOLD FIFTY-NINTH SESSION FROM 19 SEPTEMBER TO 7 OCTOBER 2016

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

OHCHR Press Conference (Working Group of experts on people of African descent)
27 September 2016 09:30 - 10:15
Human Rights situation of people of African descent: annual thematic report to the Human Rights Council and country-specific findings and recommendations following visits to the USA and Italy.
  • Mr. Ricardo A. Sunga III, Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on people of African descent
  • FAO Press Conference
    27 September 2016 12:00 - 12:45
    World Rabies Day is September 28th. Rabies is fatal and mostly kills children. This very neglected disease is 95% spread by dogs, but is 100% preventable. Poverty, conflicts and natural disasters displace people and animals. They disrupt health and veterinary services and make it more difficult to manage dog populations and to vaccinate. Effective vaccines have been around for over a century. We also know that the key is to vaccinate dogs - so why do so many people and animals continue to die from rabies?
  • Dr Louis NEL - Executive Director, Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)
  • Sandra AVILES - Officer-in-Charge & Senior Advisor, Programme Development and Humanitarian Affairs, FAO Geneva
  • Dr Bernadette ABELA-RIDDER - Neglected Zoonotic Diseases, WHO
  • Dr Rachid Bouguedour, OIE Sub Regional Representative  of North Africa
  • Press conference by the Human Rights Council / United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB)
    27 September 2016 16:30 - 17:15
    Presentation of final report by the Independent Investigation on Burundi to the Human Rights Council
    (Report: English | French ; Press Release : English | French)
  • Ms Maya Sahli-Fadel, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Mr Pablo de Greiff, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Mr Christof Heyns, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Press Stakeout - Human Rights Council / Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya
    27 September 2016 18:00 - 18:45
    Human rights situation in Libya (High Commissioner for Human Rights' oral update to the HRC)
    Speakers:
  • Mr. Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
  • Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    WMO Press Conference
    28 September 2016 11:30 - 12:15
    Rapid climate change in the Arctic: global impact and global action (coinciding with the first ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial, which will be addressed by WMO President David Grimes)
    Speakers:
  • Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary General
  • David Carlson, Director World Climate Research Programme
  • Paolo Ruti, Chief, World Weather Research Programme