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23 January 2018Press stakeout requested by the Permanent Mission of IsraelIsrael’s presentation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
  • Ambassador Aviva Raz Shechter, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva
  • Emi Palmor, Director General, Ministry of Justice, IsraelUNOG
  • 22 January 2018UNCTAD Press ConferencePublication of the Global Investment Trends Monitor
  • James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTADUNCTAD
  • 22 January 2018ILO Press ConferenceLaunch of the report: “World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018”
    Under embargo until Monday, 22 January at 8:00 p.m. GMT (9:00 p.m. Geneva time)
  • Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
  • Sangheon Lee, Director a.i. of the ILO Research Department
  • Stefan Kühn, lead author of the reportILO
  • 17 January 2018IOM Press ConferenceThe overlooked humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Jean-Philippe Chauzy, Chief of Mission, IOM DR CongoIOM
  • 15 January 2018UNICEF Press ConferenceThe current situation for children in Sri Lanka including: the status of Sri Lanka’s implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), including success, challenges and priorities; the key health, education, child protection and humanitarian response issues impacting young people in Sri Lanka.
  • Tim Sutton, UNICEF Sri Lanka RepresentativeUNICEF
  • 8 January 2018OHCHR Press Conference“Faith for Rights” - a framework for mutually enriching connections between religions and human rights
    Ibrahim Salama, Chief of UN Human Rights Treaties Branch, and Michael Wiener, from OHCHR’s Rule of Law and Democracy Section and former assistant to the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, will outline the role of the UN Human Rights Office in promoting a “Faith for Rights” framework across the world and the concrete steps taken during 2017 to bring faith actors from all beliefs together to articulate and implement ways how “Faith” can stand up for “Rights” more effectively.
    Salama and Wiener will explain the outcome of a major meeting in Rabat in December 2017, attended by more than 100 States, national human rights institutions, regional organizations, religious authorities and faith-based civil society actors.
    Among the issues discussed were: deradicalisation; defining faith-based actors’ roles and responsibilities in the defence of human rights; and concrete projects at the grassroots level to enhance the role of faith-based actors in the defence of human dignity.
    Salama and Wiener will also detail the next steps for the year ahead to implement the 18 commitments on “Faith for Rights” adopted in 2017.
    More information: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomReligion/Pages/FaithForRights.aspx
  • Ibrahim Salama, Chief of UN Human Rights Treaties Branch
  • Michael Wiener, from OHCHR’s Rule of Law and Democracy Section and former assistant to the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or beliefOHCHR

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