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Press Conference by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
27 May 2015 11:00 - 11:45Symposium 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 MaltaDr. 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 AffairsH.E. Dominique, Prince de LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-MONTBEL, Minister of Health and International Cooperation
WHO Press Conference
27 May 2015 14:00 - 14:45The 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 DiseasesDr Vera da Costa e Silva, head of the WHO FCTC Secretariat
OCHA Press Conference
28 May 2015 12:15 - 13:00The crisis in north-eastern Nigeria and its impact in the region. Robert Piper, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the SahelGeorge Okoth-Obbo, Assistant High Commissioner (Operations), UNHCRHigh-level UN official from Nigeria
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