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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-THIRD REGULAR SESSION FROM 13 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS TO HOLD FIFTY-NINTH SESSION FROM 19 SEPTEMBER TO 7 OCTOBER 2016
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-THIRD REGULAR SESSION FROM 13 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS TO HOLD FIFTY-NINTH SESSION FROM 19 SEPTEMBER TO 7 OCTOBER 2016

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

ILO Press Conference
26 September 2016 10:30 - 11:15
Launch of the independent Tufts University assessment of the ILO-IFC Better Work programme (working conditions and productivity in the global garment industry).
UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER at 14:00 GMT (16:00 GENEVA TIME)
  • Drusilla Brown, Lead researcher of the Tufts University report
  • Dan Rees, Chief of the Better Work programme
  • OHCHR Press Conference (Special Rapporteur on Health)
    26 September 2016 12:30 - 13:15
    Syria: healthcare workers and facilities under continued and targeted attacks.
  • Mr. Dainius Pūras, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, accompanied by representatives of Physicians for Human Rights and Syrian American Medical Society
  • WHO Press Conference
    26 September 2016 14:00 - 14:45
    WHO releases new global data and comprehensive country estimate on air pollution exposure.
    EMBARGO:  Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 01h01 EST (New York time) / 04h01 GMT / 06H01 CET (Geneva time)
  • Dr. Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
  • Dr. Carlos Dora, WHO Coordinator, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
  • Dr. Annette Prüss-Ustün, Scientist, WHO Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    OHCHR Press Conference (Working Group of experts on people of African descent)
    27 September 2016 09:30 - 10:15
    Human Rights situation of people of African descent: annual thematic report to the Human Rights Council and country-specific findings and recommendations following visits to the USA and Italy.
  • Mr. Ricardo A. Sunga III, Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on people of African descent
  • FAO Press Conference
    27 September 2016 12:00 - 12:45
    World Rabies Day is September 28th. Rabies is fatal and mostly kills children. This very neglected disease is 95% spread by dogs, but is 100% preventable. Poverty, conflicts and natural disasters displace people and animals. They disrupt health and veterinary services and make it more difficult to manage dog populations and to vaccinate. Effective vaccines have been around for over a century. We also know that the key is to vaccinate dogs - so why do so many people and animals continue to die from rabies?
  • Dr Louis NEL - Executive Director, Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)
  • Sandra AVILES - Officer-in-Charge & Senior Advisor, Programme Development and Humanitarian Affairs, FAO Geneva
  • Dr Bernadette ABELA-RIDDER - Neglected Zoonotic Diseases, WHO
  • Dr Rachid Bouguedour, OIE Sub Regional Representative  of North Africa
  • Press conference by the Human Rights Council / United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB)
    27 September 2016 16:30 - 17:15
    Presentation of final report by the Independent Investigation on Burundi to the Human Rights Council
    (Report: English | French ; Press Release : English | French)
  • Ms Maya Sahli-Fadel, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Mr Pablo de Greiff, Independent Expert in UNIIB
  • Mr Christof Heyns, Independent Expert in UNIIB