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Committee against Torture Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The Committee against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 9 November to 9 December to consider reports by Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Austria, Denmark, China (including the SARs of Hong Kong and Macau), and Jordan The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is meeting in Geneva from 23 November to 11 December to consider reports by the Holy See, Lithuania, Egypt, Slovenia, Mongolia and Turkey

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

UNIDIR Press Conferece
26 November 2015 10:00 - 10:45
Landmine Monitor 2015 Report Launch
Welcome and Introduction:
  • Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Director, UNIDIROverview 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 2015
  • WHO Press Conference
    26 November 2015 14:30 - 15:15
    WHO press conference in preparation of World AIDS Day 2015 which falls together with the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2015) to take place in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 29 November - 4 December 2015.
    WHO speakers will brief on two major products, a global report on the health sector response and the new treatment guidelines.
  • Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director, HIV Programme, WHO
  • Dr Meg Doherty, Coordinator, Treatment and Care, HIV Department, WHO
  • Dr Daniel Low-Beer, Coordinator, Strategic Information and Planning, HIV Department, WHO
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    ITU Press Conference
    30 November 2015 11:00 - 11:45
    Launch 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.
  • WHO Press Conference
    2 December 2015 10:30 - 11:15
    Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases
    At an embargoed media briefing on 2 December, WHO will release the most comprehensive report to date estimating the global burden of foodborne diseases. This helps address the lack of data on a leading cause of preventable illness and death worldwide.
    Under embargo until Thursday 3 December 2015, at 3 p.m. Geneva time (CET)
  • Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima, Director, Food Safety, WHO
  • Dr Arie Hendrik Havelaar, Professor, Microbial Risk Assessment & Epidemiology of Foodborne Diseases, University of Florida and Chair of the WHO Foodborne Diseases Burden Epidemiology Reference Group
  • UNFPA Press Conference
    3 December 2015 10:00 - 10:45
    Launch of the State of World Population Report 2015
  • Alanna Armitage, Director, UNFPA Geneva Office