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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
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
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    OHCHR Press Conference (Human Rights Council)
    7 December 2016 09:30 - 10:30
    Conclusion of Human Rights Council 10th cycle
  • Ambassador Choi Kyong-lim (Republic of Korea), President of the Human Rights Council (10th cycle)
  • 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
  • Press conference by the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict
    7 December 2016 13:45 - 14:30
    On 12 December, the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Leila Zerrougui will brief the press on achievements of the past two decades and current challenges to protect children affected by war.
  • Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
  • UNCTAD Press Conference
    8 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
  • ILO Press Conference
    9 December 2016 09:30 - 10:15
    Launch of the study “Health workforce: A global supply chain approach”
    UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL FRIDAY, 9 DECEMBER at 12:00 GMT (13:00 GENEVA TIME)
  • Xenia Scheil Adlung, author of the report
  • 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
  • Press conference requested by the Permanent Mission of Norway
    12 December 2016 09:30 - 10:15
    Presentation of the Report: Study on coordinating humanitarian efforts to protect Iraqi and Syrian minority populations
  • H.E. Mr Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Norway, Geneva.
  • Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana, Christian Aid Program CAPNI, Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches
  • Mr Peter Prove, Director of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches
  • Mr Arne Arne Sæverås, Advisor for Peace and Reconciliation, Norwegian Church Aid