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The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is considering reports by Viet Nam, Portugal, Finland, Montenegro, Guatemala, Slovenia, Nepal and Romania (10 to 28 November) The Committee against Torture is considering reports by Sweden, Ukraine, Venezuela, Australia, Burundi, United States, Croatia and Kazakhstan (3 to 28 November)

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

Press conference by the Mission of Norway
27 November 2014 11:00 - 12:00
The Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM).
Mr. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia
Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen, President of the International Peace Institute
WHO Press Conference
27 November 2014 14:30 - 15:15
WHO launching new tools to fight cervical cancer
To mark the upcoming World Cancer Leaders Summit, and the UICC International Cancer Congress, being held on 3-6 December, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia, the World Health Organization is launching two new tools for countries to use in the fight against cancers, which are responsible for more than 8 million deaths annually, the bulk in low- and middle-income countries.
The new Comprehensive cervical cancer control: a guide to essential practice presents new methods to prevent, detect and control cervical cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death in women, and one of the most preventable, responsible for more than 270 000 deaths annually, 85% of which occur in developing countries.
The press releases and interview material from the press briefing are embargoed until 00:01 CET on 3 December, 2014, when the new products will be officially launched at the Melbourne events.
- Dr Andreas Ullrich, WHO Cancer Programme
- Dr Marleen Temmerman, Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research
- Dr Nathalie Broutet, WHO Reproductive Health and Research

Upcoming Press Conferences

OHCHR Press Conference (Committee against Torture)
28 November 2014 14:00 - 14:45
Concluding Observations on Sweden, Ukraine, Venezuela, Australia, Burundi, USA, Croatia, Kazakhstan.
Claudio Grossman (Chair), Alessio Bruni, Jens Modvig, Felice Gaer
OHCHR Press Conference
1 December 2014 13:30 - 14:15
Global event on business and human rights – progress and challenges
Mo Ibrahim – Founder and Chair of Mo Ibrahim Foundation; chairing the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 1-3 December
Margaret Jungk – Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
UNOG/UNECE Press Conference
2 December 2014 11:30 - 12:15
Presentation of the "Rebirth Project" with Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto in the context of UN70
Acting Director-General Michael Møller
Ambassador Maurizio Enrico Luigi Serra, Permanent Representative of Italy
Mr. Michelangelo Pistoletto
WMO Press Conference
3 December 2014 16:00 - 16:45
Launch of the Provisional Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2014.
Michel Jarraud, WMO Secretary-General
Omar Baddour, Scientific Expert
ILO Press Conference
4 December 2014 10:00 - 10:45
Launch of the report: "Global Wage Report 2014/2015".
under embargo until Thursday, 4 December at 23:00 GMT
Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director-General
Patrick Belser, main author of the report