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COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES HOLDS THIRTEENTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 4 TO 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-SIXTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 11 TO 29 SEPTEMBER 2017
COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES HOLDS THIRTEENTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 4 TO 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-SIXTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 11 TO 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

UN Environment Press Conference
22 September 2017 09:30 - 10:15
Make Mercury History!
Expected Highlights from the First meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Jacob Duer, Principal Coordinator, Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on mercury and Secretariat of Special Programme
  • Ambassador Lugris, Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee Chair and Interim Secretariat
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    OHCHR Press Conference / UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
    25 September 2017 11:00 - 11:45
    Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine).
  • Ms. Fiona Frazer, Head of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
  • WHO Press Conference
    27 September 2017 15:00 - 15:45
    WHO and Guttmacher Institute release new estimates on abortions by level of safety
    (Embargoed until 00:30, Geneva time on Thursday, 28 September 2017.)
    WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research and HRP and the Guttmacher Institute will publish new global, regional and sub-regional estimates on abortions by safety level between 2010-2014 in The Lancet. For the first time, the estimates include sub-classifications of unsafe abortion, of ‘less safe’ and ‘least safe’. The distinction allows for a more nuanced understanding of the different circumstances of abortions among women who are unable to access safe abortions.
  • Dr. Bela Ganatra, Scientist, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research
  • Dr. Gilda Sedgh, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
  • UNCTAD Press Conference
    28 September 2017 14:30 - 15:30
    Publication of the Information Economy Report 2017: Digitalization, Trade and Development(embargoed until 2 October at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Shamika Sirimanne, UNCTAD, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics