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27 July 2017OHCHR Press Conference - Human Rights CommitteeConcluding Observations on Honduras, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mongolia, Pakistan, Switzerland and Swaziland
  • Mrs. Margo Waterval
  • Mr. Yuval Shany (Vice-Chair)
  • Mr. Olivier de FrouvilleOHCHR
  • 24 July 2017OHCHR Press Conference - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenConcluding Observations on the following countries: Italy, Thailand, Romania, Costa Rica, Montenegro, Barbados, Niger and Nigeria
  • Ms. Marion Bethel
  • Ms. Hilary Gbedemah
  • Ms. Nahla HaidarOHCHR
  • 20 July 2017WFP Press ConferencePresentation of the World Food Assistance Report 2017.
  • Steven Were Omamo, WFP Deputy Director for Policy and Programme and co-author of the reportWFP
  • 20 July 2017WHO Press conference (embargoed)Launch of WHO’s HIV drug resistance report 2017 - Under embargo until 4:00 p.m., 20 July
    WHO releases new data on increasing HIV drug resistance trends in several countries that could undermine progress in preventing and treating HIV. WHO is responding with new guidelines and a global action plan to prevent and tackle HIV drug resistance.
  • Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director, Department of HIV and Global Hepatitis Programme, WHO
  • Dr Meg Doherty, Coordinator ,HIV treatment and care, WHO
  • Dr Silvia Bertagnolio, Medical officer, HIV treatment and care, WHO
    To get the Report under embargo email: Oyuntungalag (Tunga) NAMJILSUREN, at : namjilsurent@who.int Or Fadéla CHAIB at chaibf@who.intWHO
  • 19 July 2017UNAIDS Press ConferenceNew UNAIDS report - ENDING AIDS—Progress Towards the 90-90-90 Targets
    Embargoed for transmission and publication until 10 a.m. Geneva time, 9 a.m. GMT Thursday, 20 July 2017
    The report will contain the latest data on the AIDS epidemic, which will include the new numbers of people on antiretroviral treatment, people living with HIV, new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths. It will also give detailed analysis of progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Peter Ghys, Director, Strategic information and Evaluation Department, UNAIDSUNAIDS
  • 18 July 2017UNHCR Press ConferenceThe Central Mediterranean route: working on the alternatives to dangerous journeys.
  • Vincent Cochetel - UNHCR Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean SituationUNHCR
  • 14 July 2017WHO Press conference (embargoed)The press briefing is embargoed until 7 p.m. Geneva time on Wednesday,19 July 2017
    Launch of the World Health Organization Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2017
    This new report provides the latest evidence on the global tobacco epidemic and efforts by countries to protect people from the harms of tobacco by implementing key control measures.
    The official launch of the report will take place in New York on 19 July.
    A copy of the report – embargoed until July 19 at 7 p.m. GVA time – can be obtained by contacting Paul Garwood from the WHO Department of Communications on garwoodp@who.int
  • Dr Vinayak Prasad, head, WHO tobacco control programme
  • Dr Kerstin Schotte, medical officer, WHO tobacco control programmeWHO
  • 13 July 2017ITU Press conferenceInformation and communication technologies (ICTs) are changing how the world responds to humanity’s greatest challenges. Artificial intelligence, big data, FinTech, eHealth, and digital connectivity are increasingly providing individuals around the world with access to such vitally important resources as employment opportunities, online banking and healthcare. United Nations leaders are increasingly looking to ICTs to fast-forward efforts to achieve all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Join experts to hear their perspectives and learn about real-time examples of how innovative technology is being used for social good—timed to coincide with the High Level Political Forum in New York City, during which progress on several SDGs is being assessed and 44 countries will present their national voluntary reviews.
    The SDG Lab, ITU, UNICEF and WHO will present perspectives on and examples of using innovative technologies to achieve the SDGs.
    SDG Lab will highlight the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place in New York City, 10-19 July 2017, and the critical role of ICTs and ITU to support the achievement of the SDGs.

    UNICEF will present the latest information on how innovative tech is being used to provide “children on the move” and those left behind by emergencies with access to education.

    WHO will present its newest eHealth for Africa initiative.

    ITU will launch the timely report Fast-forward progress: Leveraging tech to achieve the Global Goals, in which 27 UN and INGO heads share their perspectives on how and why “ICTs for SDGs” is critical.

    The press conference will be broadcast live on webtv.un.org

  • Nadia Isler, Head, SDG Lab Geneva
  • Sally Burnheim, Chief, Advocacy and Innovative Partnerships, UNICEF
  • Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, WHO
  • Phillipa Biggs, Senior Policy Analyst, ITUITU
  • 11 July 2017Joint WHO-UNICEF embargoed press conferenceWHO and UNICEF release new estimates on water, sanitation and hygiene
    Embargoed 13 July 2017: Not for publication, broadcast, or transmission before 00.01 GMT
  • Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO
  • Bruce Gordon, Coordinator, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, WHO
  • Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, UNICEF (connecting via videoconference)
    The embargoed report and press release will be available on a password protected site as of Friday 7 July in the afternoon http://www.who.int/media/embargo/en/
    To receive the login and password please contact Nada Osseiran, osseirann@who.int or Kimberly Chriscaden, chriscadenk@who.int. WHO
  • 10 July 2017UNHCR-UNICEF-IRC Press ConferenceUNHCR, UNICEF and IRC to issue a Roadmap that paves the way for better treatment of refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe without their parents or care givers
  • Diane Goodman, Deputy Director of UNHCR’s Europe Bureau
  • Annalisa Brusati, Senior Child Protection Advisor, IRC
  • David McLoughlin, UNICEF’s Deputy Director for Europe and Central AsiaUNHCR
  • 10 July 2017Press conference by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for SyriaPress conference by Mr. Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria
    The press conference will be webcast live on webtv.un.org. (Please note that the live stream may not be accessible on all mobile devices.)
    3 July 2017UNHCR Press ConferenceLaunch of report on the changing dynamics, protection challenges and evolution of the journey and situations of refugees and migrants in southern Libya
  • Vincent Cochetel - UNHCR Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean
  • Nisreen Rubaian – UNHCR Assistant Representative (Protection) for Libya
  • Marie-Cecile Darme (Altai Consulting): Co-Author of the ReportUNHCR
  • 3 July 2017UNCTAD Press ConferencePublication of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth
    (Embargo 5 July 2017 at 5 p.m. GMT, 7 p.m. Geneva Time)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Paul Akiwumi, Director, Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTADUNCTAD

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