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Today's Press Conferences

Press Conference by the Mission of the Holy See
16 September 2014 09:30 - 10:15
Christians in the Middle East: Citizenship, Human Rights and Their Future
H.B. Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church
H.B. Ignace III Yousif Yunan, Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch
H.E. Mons. Silvano Tomasi, Head of the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the UN
OCHA Press Conference
16 September 2014 12:30 - 13:15
An Ebola virus disease has severely affected West Africa, especially Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and claimed thousands of lives across the region. The United Nations and its partners are scaling up their efforts to address the outbreak and mitigate its impact in the region.
Following a briefing to Member States, Dr. David Nabarro, UN System Senior Coordinator for Ebola, Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General for Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration (World Health Organization) will brief the press.
HRC Press stakeout
16 September 2014 15:30 - 16:00
Presentation of latest report by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council, covering the period between mid-January and mid-July plus the latest developments of the human rights situation in Syria
· Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
· Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
· Ms. Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
· Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic