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CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT OPENS SECOND PART OF ITS 2016 SESSION FROM 17 MAY TO 1st JULY COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD HOLDS SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 17 MAY TO 3 JUNE 2016

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Today's Press Conferences

WHO Press Briefing
26 May 2016 10:00 - 10:30
Update on the World Health Assembly
  • Fadela Chaib, WHO Spokesperson
  • Press stakeout by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria
    26 May 2016 12:00 - 12:45
    The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, and his Special Advisor, Mr. Jan Egeland, will brief the media after their meeting with the ISSG Humanitarian Access Task Force.
    The press stakeout will be webcast live on webtv.un.org.

    Upcoming Press Conferences

    WHO Press Conference
    30 May 2016 11:00 - 11:45
    Plain packaging of tobacco products is a proven, evidence-based measure that reduces demand for these deadly products and saves lives.
    For this year's World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.
    Plain packaging refers to “measures to restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colours, brand images or promotional information on packaging other than brand names and product names displayed in a standard colour and font style (plain packaging).
  • Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director, WHO Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Benn McGrady, Technical Officer (Legal), WHO Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases