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12 December 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceThe Independent Expert on the promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Alfred de Zayas, will give details of his first official visit to Latin America from 27 November to 8 December during which he visited Venezuela and Ecuador. The Expert gathered information about regional cooperation on trade, good governance, social protection and human rights.
  • Mr. Alfred de Zayas – UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International OrderOHCHR
  • 11 December 2017Press Stakeout on the Conference on disarmament / Meeting of States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention
  • Ambassador Amandeep Gill, Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament, Chair of the 2017 BWC Meeting of States PartiesBWC
  • 11 December 2017UNCTAD-UNECE Press Conference (under embargo)Presentation of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Regional Commissions and UNCTAD (under embargo until 11 a.m. EST, 5 p.m. CET)
  • Richard Kozul-Wright , Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
  • José Palacin, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Office of the Executive Secretary, UNECEUNCTAD
  • 7 December 2017Press stakeout by the Office of the Special Envoy for SyriaNOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS

    The Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria informs you that the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force will convene today, Thursday, 7 December 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The meeting will be followed by a press stakeout in Room III, at around 11:45 a.m., with the Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura and Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Jan Egeland, 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.)  The Ceasefire Task Force will also meet later in the afternoon. No media opportunities will be available for this exercise.UNOG
    7 December 2017OCHA Press ConferenceThe current humanitarian situation and challenges in Ukraine
  • Mr. Neal Walker, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine OCHA
  • 6 December 2017WIPO Press ConferenceLaunch of WIPO’s 2017 World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report
  • Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General
  • Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, WIPOWIPO
  • 6 December 2017Press Conference Biological Weapons ConventionMeeting of States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention - Conference on disarmament
  • Ambassador Amandeep Gill, Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament, Chair of the 2017 BWC Meeting of States Parties
  • Tom Inglesby, Director of the Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Lalitha Sundaram, Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge
  • Zabta Khan Shinwari, Secretary-General of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Chair of the Biotechnology Department of the Quaid-i-Azam University of Islamabad, 2015 Laureate of the Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science
    Breakfast will be served after the briefing.UNOG
  • 4 December 2017UNCTAD Press Conference (under embargo)UNCTAD/FAO - Publication of the Commodities and Development Report 2017
    Embargoed until 11 December at 5 p.m. GMT

  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • James Zhan, Director (Investment and Entreprises) and Supervisor of the Special Unit on Commodities, UNCTAD
  • Ahmad Mukhtar, FAO Representative in GenevaUNCTAD
  • 1 December 2017OCHA Press ConferenceLaunch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 to support people affected by disaster and conflict
    The press conference at 09:30 am is followed by a high-level panel discussion on “Humanitarian Needs and Response in 2018: A humanitarian dialogue” at 10:45 at the Graduate Institute of Geneva. The event is open to the press.
    More info and registration:
    http://graduateinstitute.ch/events/_/events/corporate/2017/humanitarian-response -starting-r
  • Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO, Save the Children InternationalOCHA

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