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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

ITU Press Conference
30 November 2015 11:00 - 11:45
Launch of the 2015 edition of ITU’s flagship ICT statistics report, Measuring the Information Society, including the ICT Development Index which ranks over 160 economies globally in terms of ICT access and affordability.
  • Jaroslaw Ponder, Strategy and Policy Advisor, and Coordinator for Europe Region. The launch will provide an informal opportunity to chat about this year’s key findings.
  • 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