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Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is meeting in Geneva from17 August to 4 September to review the reports of Kenya, Ukraine, Gabon, Mauritius, Brazil, Qatar and the European Union The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families is meeting in Geneva from 31 August to 9 September 2015 to review reports by Cabo Verde, Guinea, Seychelles and Timor-Leste

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

WTO Press Briefing
31 August 2015 16:00 - 16:30
Meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body
  • Josep Bosch, WTO
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    UNCTAD Press Conference
    1 September 2015 12:15 - 13:00
    Presentation of the 2015 Report on UNCTAD's assistance to the Palestinian people (Embargoed 1 September 2015 at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Mahmoud Elkhafif, UNCTAD, Coordinator of the Assistance to the Palestinian People
  • Randa Jamal, UNCTAD, Economic Affairs Officer
  • WMO Press Conference
    1 September 2015 14:00 - 14:45
    Release of El Niño Update. 
  • Maxx Dilley, Director, Climate Prediction and Adaption Branch, WMO
  • Rupa Kumar Kolli, Chief, World Climate Applications and Services Division, WMO 
  • UNIDIR Press Conference
    3 September 2015 10:00 - 10:45
    Cluster Munition Monitor 2015 Report Launch

    Welcome and Introduction:
  • Mr. Jarmo Sareva, Director, UNIDIR
    Overview of Report Findings:
  • Ms. Mary Wareham, Advocacy Director, Arms Division, Human Rights Watch and ban policy editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2015
  • Ms. Amelie Chayer, Government Liaison and Policy Manager, ICBL-CMC
  • Mr. Loren Persi, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, casualties and victim assistance editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2015
  • Press Conference by the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council
    3 September 2015 12:00 - 12:45
    Launch of the latest report by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council.
    This report, covering the period of 10 January 2015 to 10 July 2015, will detail recent findings on serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law documented in the armed conflict, analyzing, in particular, their impact on a variety of specifically targeted communities and groups in the armed conflict. The Commissioners will also brief the media on their latest activities.
  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson/Member, Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Karen Koning AbuZayd, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic