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11 June 2019WHO Press conference (embargoed)New WHO estimates on mental disorders in conflict-affected areas
Embargoed until: 12 June 00:30 Geneva time
Release of new estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders in conflict settings, published in The Lancet. The study suggests that rates of mental disorders in areas affected by conflict are substantially higher than in the general population. The study, which updates estimates that are more than a decade old, also concludes that previous numbers for mental health conditions in conflict settings were underestimated.
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  • Dr Mark van Ommeren, Coordinator, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO
  • Dr Fahmy Hanna, Technical Officer, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO
  • Dr Jorge Castilla, Senior Emergency Officer, WHOWHO
  • 11 June 2019UNCTAD Press conference (under embargo)Publication of the World Investment Report 2019: Special Economic Zones (embargo until 12 June 2019 at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTADUNCTAD
  • 6 June 2019OHCHR /Committee on the Rights of the ChildCommittee on the Rights of the Child -- concluding observations on Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Tonga
  • Luis Pedernera Reyna, Chairperson of the Committee
  • Renate Winter, Vice-Chair of the Committee
  • Gehad Madi, Vice-Chair of the Committee
  • Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi, member of the CommitteeOHCHR

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