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24 May 2017WHO Virtual Press BriefingVirtual Press Briefing by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General elect
On 23 May, Members States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be the new Director-General of WHO.
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General electWHO
  • 24 May 2017Press Conference by the Permanent Missions of Indonesia and NorwayOfficial launch of the inaugural EAT Asia Pacific Food Forum, a high-level forum co-hosted by the EAT Foundation and the Indonesian Ministry of Health in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 30–31, 2017. The Forum will gather 500 high-level political, business, academic and civil society leaders in the region to stimulate dialogue, facilitate sharing of best practices and co-design solutions to Asia Pacific’s most pressing food, health and sustainability challenges.
  • Prof. Nila Moeloek, Minister of Health, Indonesia
  • Dr. Gunhild Stordalen, President and Founder, EAT Foundation
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  • H.E. Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam, Minister of Health, Malaysia
  • H.E. Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Minister of Health, Singapore (TBC)
  • H.E. Mr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of NorwayUNOG
  • 24 May 2017UNRWA Press ConferenceLaunching of the Annual Report of UNRWA Health Department
  • Dr. Akihiro Seita, UNRWA Director of HealthUNOG
  • 23 May 2017UNICEF Press ConferenceUNICEF Child Alert on Myanmar
    An unprecedented period of change and opportunity is under way in Myanmar. But too many children have yet to feel the benefits. For an estimated 2.2 million children, the promise of peace remains unfulfilled, leaving their hopes for a better future blighted by poverty, lack of opportunity and the ever-present fear of violence.
    Released on the eve of a second national peace conference (May 24), the UNICEF Child Alert: (Lives on Hold: Making sure no child is left behind in Myanmar) calls for renewed efforts to achieve peace and social cohesion, so that children of all communities can be provided with basic services and opportunities in life.
  • Simon Ingram, UNICEF Senior Communication Adviser / report author recently returned from MyanmarUNICEF
  • 17 May 2017WHO Press ConferenceEmbargoed press conference : World Health Statistics 2017.
    On Wednesday, 17 May, WHO will publish the World Health Statistics 2017, containing data and analysis from 194 countries on progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals, including a range of mortality, disease and health system indicators, including life expectancy, illness and death from key diseases, health services and treatments, financial investment in health, and risk factors and behaviours that affect health.
    This new report is available to interested journalists upon request, and reporting on its contents is embargoed until 12:00 Central European Summer Time on Wednesday, 17 May.
  • Dr Christopher Dye, Director, Strategy, Policy and Information, WHO
  • Dr Gretchen Stevens, Technical Officer, Mortality and Health Analysis, WHOWHO
  • 17 May 2017African Union Press ConferenceCampaign of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the post of Director General of WHO
  • H.E. Amb. Apolinário Jorge CORREIA, PR of Angola
  • H.E. Amb. Aly DIANÉ, PR of Guinea
  • H.E. Amb. Pedro Afonso COMISSÁRIO, PR of Mozambique
  • H.E. Amb. Dr François Xavier NGARAMBÉ, PR of Rwanda
  • H.E. Amb. Dr Mustafa Osman Ismail ELAMIN, PR of Sudan
  • H.E. Amb. Malloum BAMANGA ABBAS, PR of Tchad
  • H.E. Amb. Negash Kebret BOTORA, PR of Ethiopia
  • H.E. Amb. Jean-Marie EHOUZOU, PO of the African UnionUNOG
  • 17 May 2017UNICEF Press ConferenceIn the run-up to the G7 (Sicily, 26-27 June), UNICEF is launching a new report to call on world leaders to adopt a plan of action for children on the move.
    The report - Embargo will be lifted at 2100 GMT / 2200 BST / 2300 CET Geneva/ 1700 EDT on 17 May 2017 - ’A Child is a Child: Protecting children on the move from violence, abuse and exploitation’, presents a global snapshot of refugee and migrant children, the motivations behind their journeys and the risks they face along the way. There will be new data and multimedia content with testimonies from refugee and migrant children.
    The Executive Summary of the report is attached. You can download the full report, photos, video and b-roll here: http://uni.cf/2qa2cKc
  • Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central AsiaUNICEF
  • 15 May 2017UNHCR-WFP Press StakeoutLaunch of the updated response plan for South Sudanese refugees
  • David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme
  • Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Accredited Palais journalists can also observe the launch proceedings of the event in Room XXIII from 10am – 10.45am, before the Media Stakeout.UNHCR
  • 15 May 2017WMO Press ConferenceLaunch of Year of Polar Prediction
    This is a coordinated international drive to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic in the face of rapid climate change. The aim of the campaign is to minimize the environmental risks associated with increased activity in polar regions and to close the current gaps in polar forecasting capacity.
  • Thomas Jung, Chair of the Polar Prediction Project steering committee, and professor at the Alfred Wegener Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research
  • Celeste Saolo, Head of Argentina’s national meteorological service (Antarctic)
  • Paolo Ruti, Chief of WMO’s World Weather Research ProgrammeWMO
  • 12 May 2017WHO Press ConferenceJournalists are invited to a background press briefing on the main issues of the 70th session of the World Health Assembly 22-31 May 2017
  • Dr Timothy Armstrong, Director Department for Governing Bodies and External Relations, WHOWHO
  • 12 May 2017OHCHR Press Conference (Committee against Torture)[Committee against Torture Concluding Observations on Pakistan, Lebanon, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Argentina and Republic of Korea.
  • Mr. Jens Modvig (Chair)
  • Ms. Felice Gaer
  • Mr. Alessio Bruni
  • Mr. Sébastien TouzeOHCHR
  • 10 May 2017UNCTAD Press ConferenceTrade Related Aspects of Fisheries - Ocean Conference 5-7 June 2017
  • Lucas Assunçao - UNCTAD - Head - Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch - Trade Division
  • David Vivas - UNCTAD - Legal Affairs Officer - Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch - Trade DivisionUNCTAD
  • 8 May 2017OCHA Press ConferenceDeteroriation of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Rein Paulsen, OCHA DRC Head of OfficeOCHA
  • 5 May 2017WFP Press ConferenceGlobal launch of a new WFP report "At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration".
  • WFP's Chief Economist Arif HusainWFP
  • 5 May 2017Press Conference by UN EnvironmentOutcomes of the triple Conferences of the Parties of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on Chemicals and Waste, namely:
    - Chemicals Listed to the Annexes of the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions and other decisions
    - Outcomes of the Ministerial Segment – 90 Environment Ministers gathered to discuss future for chemicals & waste in context of SDGs
  • Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Bill Murray, Executive Secretary, FAO/Rotterdam Convention
  • Ambassador Franz Perrez, President of the Rotterdam Convention (tbc)
  • Stine Hattestad Brattsberg, Olympic gold ski champion and Safe Planet co-chair on toxics/body burdenUNEP
  • 2 May 2017WHO Press ConferenceDeliberate chemical release
    Toxic chemicals can be deliberately released with the intention of causing death, injury and fear in the target population.
    Under the International Health Regulations, WHO provides assistance to Member States in managing the public health consequences of chemical and other emergencies
  • Dr Maurizio Barbeschi, Scientist, Health Security Interface, WHOWHO
  • 1 May 2017OHCHR Press ConferencePress conference by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinOHCHR

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