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COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION TO HOLD ITS NINETY-FIRST SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 21 NOVEMBER TO 9 DECEMBER 2016 COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE TO HOLD FIFTY-NINTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 7 NOVEMBER TO 7 DECEMBER 2016
COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION TO HOLD ITS NINETY-FIRST SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 21 NOVEMBER TO 9 DECEMBER 2016 COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE TO HOLD FIFTY-NINTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 7 NOVEMBER TO 7 DECEMBER 2016

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

OCHA Press Conference
5 December 2016 09:15 - 10:30
Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 (aka Global Humanitarian Appeal) to support people affected by disasters and conflicts worldwide.
  • Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Additional speaker may be confirmed
    The press conference is followed by a high-level panel on Investing in Humanity - Addressing Global Humanitarian Needs moderated by Diplomatic Editor James Bays from Al Jazeera International at 10.30 a.m. in Hall XIV. The event is open to the press.
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    OCHA Press Conference
    6 December 2016 11:45 - 12:30
    The humanitarian situation in Lebanon, including an update on the impact of the Syria crisis
  • Philippe Lazzarini, UN Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon
  • OCHA Press Conference
    6 December 2016 12:30 - 13:15
    Update on the humanitarian situation in Nigeria
  • Her Excellency, Hon. Minister of State, Ministry of National Planning and Budget, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed
  • Federal Government Chief Humanitarian Coordinator, Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija
  • United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Peter Lundberg
  • OHCHR Press Conference (Committee against Torture)
    7 December 2016 12:30 - 12:30
    Committee against Torture: Concluding Observations on Ecuador, Finland, Monaco, Sri Lanca, Namibia, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Cabo Verde
  • Mr. Jens Modvig (Chair)
  • Ms. Felice Gaer
  • Mr. Abdelwahab Hani
  • Ms. Ana Racu
  • WHO Press Conference
    9 December 2016 13:15 - 14:00
    Embargoed: The World Malaria Report, released each year in December, is WHO’s flagship malaria publication. It contains the latest available data on malaria policies and trends in all endemic countries. An embargoed briefing for Palais journalists will be held on Friday 9 December. The main report launch will be held in London on Tuesday 13 December.
    The embargo will be lifted on Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 01:01 Geneva time or 00.01 GMT.
  • Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme
  • UNCTAD Press Conference
    9 December 2016 14:30 - 15:15
    The Least Developed Countries Report 2016: The Path to Graduation and Beyond: Making the Most of the Process
    (Under embargo until 5.00 p.m. GMT, on Tuesday 13 December 2016)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Guillermo Valles, Director (a.i.), Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD