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EIGHTIETH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD OPENS IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION ON TUESDAY, 21 JANUARY
EIGHTIETH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD OPENS IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION ON TUESDAY, 21 JANUARY

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Upcoming Press Conferences

WHO Press conference
24 April 2019 14:30 - 15:15
Embargo lifts at 3:30 p.m. Geneva time Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Publication of the WHO Guidelines on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep for Children under 5 years of age
This new guidance sets, for the first time, how long very young children should sit watching screens, called ‘sedentary screen time’. It also advises on how long very young children should sleep at different ages and the time that should be spent on physical activity to prevent obesity and optimize their health now and in later life. The guidance and a press release will be made available to journalists under strict embargo on Tuesday, 23 April.
  • Dr Fiona Bull, Programme Manager, Surveillance and Population-based Prevention, dept of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO
  • Dr Juana Willumsen, WHO focal point for childhood obesity and physical activity
  • UNIDIR Press Conference
    25 April 2019 11:00 - 11:45
    Release of a UNIDIR report on gender in disarmament: “Still Behind the Curve – Gender Balance in Arms Control, Non-proliferation and Disarmament Diplomacy”
  • Renata Hessmann Dalaqua, report author, UNIDIR
  • Renata Dwan, Director, UNIDIR