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17 October 2017UNFPA Press ConferenceState of World Population 2017: Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality
The State of World Population 2017 will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish online. Hard copies will be made available in English and French during the briefing.
The embargoed report and related materials are now available to journalists who request access at http://bit.ly/SWOP2017media
  • Ms. Monica Ferro, Director, UNFPA GenevaUNFPA
  • 17 October 2017OCHA Press ConferenceHumanitarian situation in the Central African Republic
  • Najat Rochdi, Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African RepublicOCHA
  • 12 October 2017IOM Press ConferenceHumanitarian Situation in Libya, Niger and the Sahel

    Richard Danziger, IOM Regional Director for West & Central Africa
    Othman Belbeisi, IOM Libya Chief of Mission
    Giuseppe Loprete, IOM Niger Chief of Mission
    Anke Strauss, IOM Mauritania Chief of MissionIOM
    11 October 2017OHCHR Press ConferenceMyanmar: Mission Report of OHCHR rapid response mission to Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
  • Thomas Hunecke
  • Karin Friedrich
  • Jyoti SangheraOHCHR
  • 11 October 2017UNISDR Press ConferenceThe International Day for Disaster Reduction (13 October). How disasters are fuelling homelessness worldwide
  • Robert Glasser, SRSG for Disaster Risk ReductionUNOG
  • 10 October 2017Press Conference with the President of the General AssemblyPriorities and vision for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly
  • H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák , President of the UN General AssemblyUN
  • 9 October 2017ILO Press Conference (under embargo)Launch of the report: “World Employment and Social Outlook 2017 (WESO) – Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs”
    UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL MONDAY, 9 OCTOBER at 20:00 GMT (22:00 GENEVA TIME)
  • Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy-Director General for Policy
  • Marva Corley-Coulibaly, main author of the report, ILO Research DepartmentILO
  • 9 October 2017WHO Press ConferenceNew global study on childhood and adolescent obesity and underweight over past four decades
    EMBARGO: Wednesday, 11 October - 00.30 Geneva time
    Ahead of World Obesity Day (11 October), WHO and Imperial College London are releasing results of a joint major global study that reveals the trends in the increase of obesity among children and adolescents aged 5-19 years from 1975-2016, the factors driving this increase and projections. It also charts other forms of malnutrition, including underweight, and presents shifts in the number of children and adolescents being underweight and obese around the world.
    WHO is also publishing new guidance on effective actions to curb childhood and adolescent obesity
  • Dr Leanne Riley, study author; Team Leader, Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance, WHO (in Geneva)
  • Professor Majid Ezzati, study lead author; Imperial College London School of Public Health (connecting by telephone)WHO
  • 6 October 2017OCHA Press ConferenceEmergency Relief Coordinator on his visit to Bangladesh this week / Rohingya refugee crisis
  • Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief CoordinatorOCHA
  • 4 October 2017OHCHR Press Conference / UN Committee on the Rights of the ChildConcluding Observations on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Ecuador, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Cyprus, Guinea and Vanuatu
  • Nicoleta Panta – media officer
  • Ms. Renate Winter – CRC Chair
  • Ms. Hynd Ayoubi-Idrissi
  • Mr. Hatem Kotrane
  • Ms. Kirsten SandbergOHCHR
  • 3 October 2017Press Conference by WHO/ IFRC/ GAVI/ WaterAid/ Fundation MerieuxEnding Cholera – A Global Roadmap to 2030
    will be launched on 4 October 2017 by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC)
  • There are an estimated 2.9 million cholera cases and 95,000 deaths per year globally
  • More than 2 billion people without access to safe water are potentially at risk for cholera
  • Between 40 and 80 million people live in cholera “hot spots” in Africa alone   The Roadmap aims to reduce 90 percent of cholera deaths by 2030
  • Dr Peter Salama – Director, WHO Health Emergencies
  • Julie Hall – Chief of Staff and Special Advisor on Health, IFRC
  • Seth Berkley – Chief Executive Officer, GAVI
  • Tim Wainwright – Chief Executive Officer,  WaterAid
  • Benoit Miribel – Director General, Foundation MerieuxWHO

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