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17 October 2019UNHCR Press conferenceUpdate on UNHCR’s operations in the Central Mediterranean and in Libya
  • Vincent Cochetel, Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean situationUNHCR
  • 15 October 2019ITU Press conferenceITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19)
    WRC-19 will facilitate the management of scarce orbit/spectrum resources in the interest of end-users, with global implications for both policy-makers and the industry
  • Joanne Wilson, Deputy Director, ITU Radiocommunication BureauITU
  • 10 October 2019WHO Press conferenceUpdate on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  • Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies ProgrammeWHO
  • 8 October 2019WHO Press conference (under embargo)Launch of the first World Report on Vision, developed by the World Health Organization
    The report presents the global scale of eye conditions and vision impairment, the obstacles and opportunities for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, and the forces driving the increase in the projected number of people with eye conditions that will lead to an increased number of people with vision impairment and blindness if action is not urgently taken.
    A copy of the report – under embargo until 3 p.m. Geneva time on 8 October – can be obtained by contacting Paul Garwood (WHO Department of communication) garwoodp@who.int
    The official launch of the report will take place in Geneva on 9 October 2019, the day before World Sight Day on 10 October.
  • Dr Alarcos Cieza, Coordinator, Prevention of blindness and deafness, WHO
  • Dr Stuart Keel, Technical Officer, Prevention of blindness and deafness, WHOWHO
  • 7 October 2019UNHCR Press conferenceSpecial Press Conference on Statelessness
  • Maha Mamo, formerly stateless refugee and advocate for the rights of stateless people
  • Cate Blanchett, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
  • Carol Batchelor, UNHCR Special Advisor on Statelessness UNHCR
  • 3 October 2019OHCHR Press Conference - Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)82nd session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Luis Pedernera, Chair of the Committee
  • Clarence Nelson, member (focus on Australia)
  • Suzanne Aho Assouma, member (focus on Portugal )
  • Renate Winter, Vice-chair (focus on Republic of Korea)OHCHR
  • 2 October 2019UNHCR Press conferenceAnnouncing and introducing the winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award 2019
  • Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUNHCR
  • 2 October 2019OSE Press conferenceSyrian Constitutional Committee
  • Geir O. Pedersen, Special Envoy for Syria
  • Khawla Matar, Deputy Special Envoy for Syria (in attendance)
  • Jenifer Fenton, Spokesperson for Special Envoy for Syria (in attendance) UN

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