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Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Upcoming Press Conferences

Press Conference by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
27 May 2015 11:00 - 11:45
Symposium on "Religions Together for Humanitarian Action - the special role of faith-based actors in reaching out to victims of armed conflicts" (organized in cooperation with the UN secretariat of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit).
  • H.E. Albrecht Freiherr von BOESELAGER, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Order Malta
  • Dr. Jemilah MAHMOOD, Chief of Secretariat of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)
  • H.E. Franco FRATTINI, President of the Italian Society for International Organisation & Former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • H.E. Dominique, Prince de LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-MONTBEL, Minister of Health and International Cooperation
  • WHO Press Conference
    27 May 2015 14:00 - 14:45
    The illicit tobacco trade supplies an estimated 580 billion cigarettes annually, about 10% of total supply, creating major health, economic and security concerns around the world.
    In the lead-up to World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the World Health Organization is calling on countries to combat this trade by adopting the Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The Protocol, a supplementary treaty to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), has so far been adopted by seven countries. 40 are needed for the Protocol to come into force.
  • Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director of the WHO’s Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, head of the WHO FCTC Secretariat
  • OCHA Press Conference
    28 May 2015 12:15 - 13:00
    The crisis in north-eastern Nigeria and its impact in the region.
  • Robert Piper, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel
  • George Okoth-Obbo, Assistant High Commissioner (Operations), UNHCR
  • High-level UN official from Nigeria