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Committee against Torture Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The Committee against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 9 November to 9 December to consider reports by Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Austria, Denmark, China (including the SARs of Hong Kong and Macau), and Jordan The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is meeting in Geneva from 23 November to 11 December to consider reports by the Holy See, Lithuania, Egypt, Slovenia, Mongolia and Turkey

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Upcoming Press Conferences

WHO Press Conference
2 December 2015 10:30 - 11:15
Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases
At an embargoed media briefing on 2 December, WHO will release the most comprehensive report to date estimating the global burden of foodborne diseases. This helps address the lack of data on a leading cause of preventable illness and death worldwide.
Under embargo until Thursday 3 December 2015, at 3 p.m. Geneva time (CET)
  • Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima, Director, Food Safety, WHO
  • Dr Arie Hendrik Havelaar, Professor, Microbial Risk Assessment & Epidemiology of Foodborne Diseases, University of Florida and Chair of the WHO Foodborne Diseases Burden Epidemiology Reference Group
  • Dr. Philippe Verger, Specialist in Food Chemical Risk Assessment, WHO
  • UNFPA Press Conference
    3 December 2015 10:00 - 10:45
    Launch of the State of World Population Report 2015
  • Alanna Armitage, Director, UNFPA Geneva Office
  • GAVI Press Conference
    4 December 2015 09:00 - 09:45
    Childhood immunisation update – Dr Seth Berkley to present Gavi’s new strategies to tackle vaccine preventable diseases – such as measles - in the world’s poorest countries.
  • Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • OCHA Press Conference
    7 December 2015 13:45 - 14:30
    Launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal 2016 to support people affected by disasters and conflicts. The appeal combines response plans and urgent humanitarian requirements spanning 37 countries.
    The launch is the culmination of a global process in which hundreds of organizations delivering humanitarian aid in crisis-affected regions come together to assess needs and formulate concerted plans and a unified funding request to Member States and donor organizations.
  • Mr. Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Mr. António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO
  • Dr. Ahmad Faizal Perdaus , International Council of Voluntary Agencies Chair and President of Mercy Malaysia