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The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Human Rights Counci - 2 to 27 March
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is meeting from 16 February to 6 March to review reports presented by Gabon, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Tuvalu, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan, Eritrea and Maldives The HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
is meeting from 2 to 27 March 2015

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

ILO Press Conference
4 March 2015 10:00 - 10:45
International Women's Day
- Launch of "Motherhood Pay Gap" Report
- Beijing plus 20: what has been achieved so far?
The report and related material are under embargo until Thursday, 5 March, 23.00 GMT
- Shauna Olney, Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, ILO
- Kristen Sobeck, ILO Economist, Wage Officer
WHO Press Conference
4 March 2015 15:00 - 15:45
New WHO guidelines on the intake of sugars
On 4 March at 3 p.m., WHO will publish new guidelines on the intake of sugars among adults and children.
Worldwide intake of free sugars varies by age, setting and country. The speaker will brief media on the new recommendations which are based on analysis of the latest scientific evidence.
The guidelines will provide countries with recommendations on limiting the consumption of sugars to reduce public health problems like obesity and dental caries (commonly referred to as tooth decay).
Dr Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO

Upcoming Press Conferences

IPU Press Conference
5 March 2015 10:30 - 11:15
Presentation of the annual statistics and trends on women in parliament and a review of progress over 20 years since Beijing Platform for Action
Kareen Jabre, Director, IPU Programmes Division
UNISDR Press Conference
6 March 2015 16:00 - 16:45
At the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March), the international community is set to adopt a new framework that will guide global efforts to rein in disaster mortality and economic losses over the coming decade. The World Conference in Sendai, Japan, is the first since 2005, when countries adopted the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), an all-encompassing, 10-year programme. In addition to giving details of what will be on the table in Sendai, the press briefing will give details of the impact of the HFA and provide disaster data for the past decade.
Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction