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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW WORKING GROUP TO HOLD TWENTY-SEVENTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 1 TO 12 MAY 2017 MARKING THE START OF THE THIRD CYCLE NINETY-SECOND SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION TO BE HELD IN GENEVA FROM 24 APRIL TO 12 MAY
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW WORKING GROUP TO HOLD TWENTY-SEVENTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 1 TO 12 MAY 2017 MARKING THE START OF THE THIRD CYCLE NINETY-SECOND SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION TO BE HELD IN GENEVA FROM 24 APRIL TO 12 MAY

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WHO Press Conference
30 May 2017 09:30 - 10:15
World No Tobacco Day 2017
On 30 May, on the eve of the annual World No Tobacco Day held every 31 May, WHO, the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and the United Nations Development Programme will be staging a joint press conference focusing on how tobacco threatens sustainable development in all countries by causing the deaths of over 7 million people annually, sickening many more, exacerbating poverty, and, based on findings from a first-ever report to be released, inflicting great harm on the environment.
At this event, two key documents will be issued:
1. WHO report: Tobacco and its environmental impact
2. Discussion paper: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: an accelerator for sustainable development
  • Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director, WHO’s Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Dr Vera da Coste e Silva, Head, WHO FCTC Secretariat
  • Dudley Tarlton, Programme Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • OCHA Press Conference
    30 May 2017 12:15 - 13:00
    Humanitarian situation in Nigeria
  • Edward Kallon, Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria
  • Peter Lundberg, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria
  • OHCHR/Human Rights Council Press Conference
    31 May 2017 14:30 - 15:15
    Background Briefing on the 35th regular session of the Human Rights Council
  • Mr. Rolando Gómez, Public Information Officer, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council Branch
  • OCHA Press Conference
    1 June 2017 14:30 - 15:15
    Humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR)
  • Najat Rochdi, Humanitarian Coordinator in CAR
  • UNCTAD Press Conference
    2 June 2017 14:30 - 15:15
    Publication of the World Investment Report 2017: Investment and the Digital Economy (embargo 7th June 2017 at 5 pm GMT)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • James Zhan, UNCTAD, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise