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COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN TO HOLD SIXTY-SIXTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 13 FEBRUARY TO 3 MARCH COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS TO HOLD SIXTIETH SESSION FROM 20 TO 24 FEBRUARY 2017
COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN TO HOLD SIXTY-SIXTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 13 FEBRUARY TO 3 MARCH COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS TO HOLD SIXTIETH SESSION FROM 20 TO 24 FEBRUARY 2017

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Upcoming Press Conferences

UNICEF Press Conference
28 February 2017 09:30 - 10:15
Launch of the Child Alert on the Central Mediterranean Migration Route, ‘A deadly route for children’ (focus on Libya, survey results and testimonies from children and young women
  • Afshan Khan, UNICEF (new) Regional Director and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe
  • Press Conference by the Human Rights Council / Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
    1 March 2017 14:00 - 14:45
    Launch of report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on its special inquiry into events in Aleppo based on its investigations of alleged human rights violations committed by all warring parties between 21 July 2016 and 22 December 2016. (References: HRC res. 31/17 and HRC res. S-25/1)
    (The Commission is scheduled to present this report, along with a periodic update on the overall human rights situation in Syria, to the Human Rights Council on 14 March.)
  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Carla del Ponte, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • OHCHR Press Conference (SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON HOUSING)
    2 March 2017 10:00 - 10:45
    The Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing will discuss her report on “financialization of housing” and its impact on the right to housing and other related rights.
    The report will be presented to the Human Rights Council on 1st March. The report examines structural changes that have occurred in recent years whereby massive amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as a commodity, as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets, and as a means of accumulating wealth. It also assesses the effect of those historic changes on the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing and outlines an appropriate human rights framework for States to address them.
  • Ms. Leilani Farha, Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
  • WHO Press Conference
    2 March 2017 14:00 - 14:45
    WHO releases two new reports – Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children’s health and the environment and Don’t pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children’s health.
    UNDER EMBARGO: 6 March 2017 00:01 GMT (London time) and 01:01 CET (Geneva time).  
  • Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.
  • Annette Prüss-Ustün, Scientist, WHO Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.
  • Marie-Noel Brune Drisse, Technical Officer, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.
  • IPU Press Conference
    3 March 2017 10:00 - 10:30
    Launch of "Women in parliament in 2016: The year in review" ahead of International Women´s Day on March 8.
  • Kareen Jabre, Director of Programmes, IPU