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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPENS TWENTY-SECOND SESSION IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD THIRD PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION
COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPENS TWENTY-SECOND SESSION IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD THIRD PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

WHO Press conference
14 November 2019 14:00 - 14:45
Innovative nuclear technique that sterilizes mosquitoes to be tested in countries to control dengue, Zika and chikungunya
  • Raman Velayudhan, Coordinator, WHO Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Florence Fouque, Team leader of Vectors, Environment and Society unit, TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases)
  • Jérémy Bouyer, medical entomologist, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    OHCHR Press Conference
    18 November 2019 11:00 - 11:45
    Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
  • Manfred Nowak, Independent Expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
  • UNCTAD Press conference (under embargo)
    18 November 2019 14:00 - 14:45
    Presentation of the Least Developed Countries Report 2019 – The present and future of external development finance – Old dependence, new challenges
    Embargo until Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 5:00 p.m. GMT (6:00 p.m. Geneva time)
  • Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
  • Paul Akiwumi, Director, Division for Africa and LDCs, UNCTAD
  • WHO Press conference (under embargo)
    20 November 2019 11:00 - 11:45
    Launch of the first-ever global estimates of insufficient physical activity among adolescents (11-17 years old) over time, from 2001-2016
    Under embargo until 22 November 00:30 Geneva time (21 November 11:30 p.m. London time)
    The study (under embargo until 00.30am Geneva time Friday 22 November and being published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health) was undertaken by WHO experts and describes changes in levels of insufficient physical activity of boys and girls in all regions of the world, how this impacts young people’s health, and commitments countries have taken and can implement to respond to the health challenge posed by physical inactivity.
    For reporters wanting an advance embargoed copy of the study, please contact the WHO media team at mediainquiries@who.int
  • Dr Regina Guthold, study lead author, Scientist, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent health and Ageing Department, WHO
  • Dr Leanne Riley, study co-author, Program Manager, Department of NCDs, WHO
  • ICRC and IFRC Press Conference
    21 November 2019 09:00 - 09:45
    Breakfast and exchange ahead of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
    Breakfast will be served in front of Press Room 1.
  • Matthew Cochrane, Spokesperson, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Didier Revol, Media Relations Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Philippe Stoll, Research in Humanitarian Communication, ICRC
  • Ann Vaessen, Senior Media & Advocacy Officer, IFRC
  • UNIDIR Press conference
    21 November 2019 10:30 - 11:15
    Landmine Monitor 20 Year Review Report Launch
    The press conference will be webcast live on http://webtv.un.org/
  • Stephen Goose, Arms Division Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Loren Persi, ICBL-CMC, Landmine Monitor 2019 editor, casualties and victim assistance
  • Marion Loddo, Landmine Monitor 2019 editor, support for mine action
  • Morgan McKenna, Monitor Programme Manager
  • Renata Dwan, Director, UNIDIR
  • UNICEF Press Conference
    21 November 2019 12:00 - 12:45
    Update on children in Syria and UNICEF’s humanitarian response
  • Fran Equiza, UNICEF Syria Representative