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20 September 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceMembers of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan will discuss the mandate of the Commission, and findings and concerns noted arising from the Commission’s recent trip to South Sudan and Ethiopia.
  • Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission
  • Mr. Godfrey Musila, Member of the CommissionOHCHR
  • 20 September 2017Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of YemenSpeaking on freedom of opinion and expression in Yemen
  • H.E. Mr. Moammar AL-ERYANI, Minister of InformationUNOG
  • 20 September 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceThe UN Independent Expert on human rights of persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero will hold a press conference, along with an expert on and a survivor of witchcraft attacks. This Press Conference is organized in the framework of the Expert Workshop on witchcraft and human rights that will take place in Geneva on 21 and 22 September.
  • Ms. Ikponwosa Ero, UN Independent Expert on human rights of persons with albinism
  • Dr. Rabha Birubala, Human Rights defender (Assam State, India)
  • Allan Sembatya survivor of a witchcraft motivated attack (Uganda)OHCHR
  • 19 September 2017OHCHR/Human Rights Council Press ConferencePresentation of oral update by the Independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar to the Human Rights Council 36th regular session
  • Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Chair of fact-finding mission on MyanmarOHCHR
  • 19 September 2017OHCHR Press Conference / Commission of inquiry on BurundiThe President of the Commission of inquiry on Burundi will meet with the press, at the end of the interactive dialogue on Burundi to take place on 19 September (morning) at the UN Human Rights Council.
  • Fatsah Ouguergouz, President of the UN Commission of inquiry on BurundiOHCHR
  • 18 September 2017WHO Press ConferenceOverview of the global cholera situation
  • Dr. Dominique Legros, Cholera focal point, Department for Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, WHOWHO
  • 15 September 2017Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of QatarQatar - 100 days under blockade!
  • Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri (Chairman of the Qatari National Human Rights Committee)UNOG
  • 15 September 2017Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of the United States of AmericaU.S. Perspectives on the Nuclear Ban Treaty in the Current Security Context
    The treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons is set to open for signature at the UNGA next week. The United States does not intend to ever become a party to the treaty, and is concerned with its failure to offer any solution to the grave threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear program, or other security challenges that make nuclear deterrence necessary. Ambassador Wood will discuss how the purported ban risks undermining the existing international security architecture which contributes to the maintenance of international peace and security.
  • Ambassador Robert Wood, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on DisarmamentUNOG
  • 15 September 2017Press Conference by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of BurundiSituation of Human Rights in the Republic of Burundi
  • H.E. Mr. Ambassador Willy Nyamitwe, Senior Advisor in charge of communication at the Presidency of the Republic of BurundiUNOG
  • 15 September 2017WHO Press Conference (under embargo)Embargo until 5:30 p.m., Geneva time on Monday, 18 September 2017.
     Launch of WHO Noncommunicable disease progress monitor, 2017
    This new report is being officially launched at the UN General Assembly on 18 September. It charts achievements made by and challenges facing all countries in meeting their commitments to protect people from premature death and suffering from heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The report is closely linked to Sustainable Development Goal 3.4, which calls for a one-third reduction in premature deaths from NCDs by 2030.
  • Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director, Prevention of Noncommunicable diseases, WHO
  • Dr Leanne Riley, Team Leader, Noncommunicable diseases surveillance, WHOWHO
  • 14 September 2017OHCHR Press Conferencea) Thematic report to the Human Rights Council on Guidelines on human rights in the context of hazardous substances and wastes; b) Report of the Special Rapporteur’s visit to the United Kingdom.
  • Mr. Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastesOHCHR
  • 13 September 2017OHCHR / Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances"Enforced disappearances in the context of migration: a pressing concern requiring urgent action. WGEID report to the Human Rights Council (36th session)"
  • Houria Es-Slami (Chair)
  • Bernard Duhaime (Vice-Chair)
  • Luciano Hazan
  • Henrikas Mickevicius
  • Tae-Ung BaikOHCHR
  • 13 September 2017Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of SwitzerlandOfficial media briefing on the Small Arms Survey's "Trade Update 2017: Out of the Shadows"
  • Simon Plüss, Head Arms Control and Arms Control Policy, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland
  • Eric Berman, Director, Small Arms Survey
  • Paul Holtom, Senior Researcher, Small Arms Survey
  • Emilia Dungel, Communications Officer, Small Arms SurveyUNOG
  • 13 September 2017UNCTAD Press StakeoutBuilding Productive Capacities in Least Developed Countries and other vulnerable developing economie[
  • Mukhisa Kituyi - UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia - Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana
  • Ambassador Thomas Kwesi Quartey - Deputy Chairperson, African Union CommissionUNCTAD
  • 12 September 2017Press conference by USG and High Representative for Disarmament AffairsFollowing her speech at the Conference on Disarmament, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, will speak to the press on the Conference on Disarmament.UNOG
    12 September 2017UNCTAD Press Conference (embargoed)Presentation of the 2017 Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people
    (Embargoed 12 September at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Mahmoud Elkhafif, Coordinator of the Assistance to the Palestinian People, UNCTADUNCTAD
  • 11 September 2017Press Conference requested by the Mission of Finland The Arms Trade Treaty Press Briefing.

    The President of the Third Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP3 of the ATT), H.E. Ambassador Klaus Korhonen of Finland, and members of civil society will brief the press about CSP3 of the ATT and expectations related to it. CSP3 of the ATT commences on Monday 11 September 2017 and runs until Friday 15 September 2017.
  • H.E. Ambassador Klaus Korhonen, President of the Third Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty
  • Anni Lahtinen, Secretary General, Committee 100 Finland, Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to the Third Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty
  • Dumisani Dladla, Head of the Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat
  • Anna Macdonald, Director, Control Arms Coalition
  • James Lynch, Amnesty International
  • Stephanie Nunes, Amnesty International Youth 
  • Martin Butcher, Oxfam
  • Radhya Al-Mutawakel, Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights, YemenUNOG
  • 11 September 2017Press briefing requested by the Permanent Mission of the State of QatarGulf crisis.
  • H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of QatarUNOG
  • 11 September 2017UNCTAD Press ConferencePublication of the Trade and Development Report 2017

    Embargo 14 September 2017, 5 p.m. GMT / 7 p.m. CET
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTADUNCTAD
  • 8 September 2017Human Rights Council Press ConferenceBackground Briefing on the 36th regular session of the Human Rights Council
  • Mr. Rolando Gómez, Public Information Officer, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council BranchOHCHR
  • 6 September 2017HRC Press Conference (Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic)Launch of the 14th report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on its investigations of alleged human rights violations committed by all warring parties between 1 March and 7 July 2017
    (Note: The report will be shared with media under embargo prior to the press conference.)
    (The Commission is scheduled to present this report to the Human Rights Council on 18 September.)
  • Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ms. Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab RepublicOHCHR
  • 6 September 2017Press Stakeout by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for SyriaPress stakeout by Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, following the meeting of the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force.
    The press stakeout will be webcast live on webtv.un.org. (Please note that the live stream may not be accessible on all mobile devices.)
    6 September 2017UNDP Press ConferenceLaunch of the report : Journey to extremism in Africa: drivers, incentives and the tipping point for recruitment
  • Mohamed Yahya, Regional Programme Coordinator with UNDP Africa, lead author of the reportUNDP
  • 5 September 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceHuman rights situation in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 - Report to the UN Human Rights Council
  • Mohammad Ali Alnsour, Chief of the Middle East and North Africa Section, UN Human Rights OfficeOHCHR
  • 5 September 2017International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism Press ConferenceMeeting with Head, International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism
  • Ms. Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent MechanismUNOG
  • 4 September 2017OHCHR Press Conference (Commission of inquiry on Burundi)The members of the Commission of inquiry on Burundi will discuss their conclusions and final report, to be presented to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (11-29 September 2017)
    The press conference will be webcast live on http://webtv.un.org/
  • Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Fatsah Ouguergouz, President of the UN Commission of inquiry on Burundi
  • Françoise Hampson, member of the Commission
  • Reine Alapini Gansou, member of the CommissionOHCHR

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