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22 June 2017UNODC Press ConferenceLaunch of the UNODC World Drug Report 2017
under embargo until 22 June 13:00 CET
  • Aldo Lale-Demoz, Deputy Executive Director, UNODC
  • Dr. Luiz Loures, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS
  • Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO
  • Chloé Carpentier, Chief of the Drug Research Section, UNODCUNOG
  • 22 June 2017OCHA / NRC StakeoutUNOG
    20 June 2017WFP Press ConferenceWFP operations to prevent famine in Somalia.
  • Laurent Bukera, WFP Country Director in Somalia WFP
  • 16 June 2017UNHCR Press ConferenceUpdate on population displacement from Mosul and humanitarian situation in Iraq.
  • Bruno Geddo, UNHCR Representative in IraqUNHCR
  • 15 June 2017WIPO Press ConferenceRelease of the Global Innovation Index 2017.
    Co-published by WIPO,Cornell University and INSEAD, the report provides an annual ranking of the innovation capabilities and performance of economies around the world. In its tenth edition, the GII has established itself as a leading reference on innovation and a valuable bench-marking tool for decision-makers around the world.
    Innovation plays a key role as a driver of economic growth and prosperity. The GII seeks to improve the way innovation is measured and understood. It recognizes the need for a broad vision of innovation, applicable to developed and emerging economies alike, and includes indicators that go beyond traditional measures of innovation, such as the level of research and development. More background and resources on the GII.
    Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S. and Finland, were the five most-innovative nations last year – who are the leaders this year?
  • Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General
  • Soumitra Doutta, Dean, Cornell College of Business
  • Bruno Lanvin, INSEAD Executive Director for Global IndicesUNOG
  • 15 June 2017Press Stakeout by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for SyriaPress stakeout by Mr. Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, following the meeting of the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force.
    The press stakeout will be webcast live on webtv.un.org. (Please note that the live stream may not be accessible on all mobile devices.)
    15 June 2017UNHCR Press ConferenceLaunch on the UNHCR report on forced global displacement.
    (This press conference is strictly embargoed until 19 June 2017 at 0500 GMT.)
  • Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for RefugeesUNHCR
  • 14 June 2017Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicPresentation of an oral update by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic from early March to mid-June 2017
  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic OHCHR
  • 14 June 2017ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the report: “World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) – Trends for Women 2017”
  • Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy-Director General for PolicyILO
  • 13 June 2017UNICEF Press ConferenceNew UNICEF report shows that rich countries face challenges in meeting global commitments to children (SDGs). The report, titled Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries, reveals that one in five children live in income poverty and that the gap between the poorest and the median is widening in most industrialized countries.
    (Embargoed until 00:01 GMT, 15 June 2017)
  • Jose Cuesta, Chief, Social Policy and Economic Analysis Unit, UNICEF Office of Research
  • Yekaterina Chzhen, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Office of ResearchUNICEF
  • 8 June 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, will discuss her report on trafficking in supply chains, and the efforts of multi-stakeholder initiatives and industry coalitions to address the issue.
    Ms. Giammarinaro identifies and analyses main challenges in adopting voluntary standards and certification schemes to detect trafficking in companies’ supply chains. She also provides recommendations to strengthen voluntary standards and the certification processes to improve detection and remediation of cases of trafficking in persons. The report will be presented to the Human Rights Council on Friday 9 June.
  • Mme Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Rapporteuse spéciale sur la traite des êtres humains, en particulier les femmes et les enfantsOHCHR
  • 8 June 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceConcluding Observations on Antigua and Barbuda, Bhutan, Cameroon, Lebanon, Mongolia, Qatar, Romania and USA*
  • Mrs. Renate Winter (CRC Chair)
  • Mr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur
  • Mrs. Kirsten Sandberg
  • Mrs. Suzanne Aho Assouma
    * The US has signed in 1995 but not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child but it did ratify in 2002 the two Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child: OPAC on involvement of children in armed conflict and OPSC on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. OHCHR
  • 7 June 2017OHCHR Press Conference“There is no health without mental health and no mental health without human rights” – The Special Rapporteur will share with the media his latest report to the Human Rights Council.
  • Mr. Dainius Pûras, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of healthOHCHR
  • 6 June 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceReport to the Human Rights Council (35th session) of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identityOHCHR
  • 2 June 2017UNCTAD Press ConferencePublication 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 EnterpriseUNCTAD
  • 1 June 2017OCHA Press ConferenceHumanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR)
  • Najat Rochdi, Humanitarian Coordinator in CAROCHA

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