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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-FOURTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 27 FEBRUARY TO 24 MARCH 2017 COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES HOLDS TWELFTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 6 TO 17 MARCH 2017
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-FOURTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 27 FEBRUARY TO 24 MARCH 2017 COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES HOLDS TWELFTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 6 TO 17 MARCH 2017

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

UNHCR Press Conferences
23 March 2017 10:00 - 10:45
Mosul situation, update on displacement, camp management and humanitarian aid.
  • Bruno Geddo, UNHCR Representative in Iraq (via telephone)
  • WHO Press Conference
    23 March 2017 11:00 - 11:45
    WHO will be holding a briefing on World Tuberculosis Day 2017 on 23 March at 11h00 CET. 2017 is the second year of a two-year "Unite to End TB" campaign for World TB Day. This year, WHO is placing a special focus on uniting efforts to "Leave No One Behind" in access to TB care, including actions to overcome the barriers of stigma, discrimination and marginalization. New guidance will be released on this occasion, to ensure that the implementation of the End TB Strategy is in line with sound ethical standards, and protects the rights of those affected especially the most vulnerable and marginalized.
  • Moderator: Dr. Ren Minghui, Assistant Director-General HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO
  • Dr. Mario Raviglione, Director, Global TB Programme, WHO
  • Dr. Ernesto Jaramillo, Medical Officer, Global TB Programme, WHO
  • Dr. Andreas Reis, Technical Officer, Global Health Ethics, WHO
  • Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Yemen
    23 March 2017 12:00 - 12:45
    Human rights in Yemen.
  • Mr. Mohammed Mohsen Mohammed Askar, Vice Minister of Human Rights
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    WHO/UNICEF Joint Press Conference
    24 March 2017 10:00 - 10:30
    WHO and UNICEF will brief on synchronized polio vaccination campaigns in 13 African countries starting on 25 March to put an end to polio on the continent.
  • Michel Zaffran, Director, Polio Eradication, WHO
  • Sahar Hegazi, Communications for Development Specialist, UNICEF