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17 November 2017Press Briefing - Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons / Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons SystemsLethal autonomous weapons systems
  • Ambassador Amandeep Gill, Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament, Chair of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems
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  • 15 November 2017ITU Press ConferenceThe ninth edition of the annual global Measuring the Information Society Report will be released on 15 November 2017 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT). The Measuring the Information Society Report (MIS) is an ITU flagship publication widely recognized as the repository of the world's most reliable and impartial global data and analysis on the state of global ICT development. It is extensively relied upon by governments, international organizations, development banks and private sector analysts and investors worldwide. The ITU ICT Development Index 2017 (IDI 2017) featured in the MIS report is a unique benchmark of the level of ICT development in countries across the world – and provides a ranking of countries. Iceland tops the IDI 2017 rankings. This annual Index is also available as an online interactive tool, with the 2017 edition of this tool being launched on the same day. The 2016 tool may be viewed here as a reference.
    Due to simultaneous launch by ITU’s regional offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the report and accompanying press release are not available as embargoed advances in this particular case.
    This Press Briefing, therefore, will be an opportunity to gather the topline annual trend info on technologies being implemented by countries, and to ask one of ITU’s top experts any questions you may have on the data, relevance of the trend info, impacts on SDGs, economic/social impacts of the results, state of the information and communication technology sector, etc.

    Coffee and croissants will be served.

  • Jaroslaw Ponder, ITU Europe Regional Director
  • Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell, ITU Head of Media RelationsITU
  • 10 November 2017UNHCR Press ConferenceBriefing by UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection VolkerTürk on his mission to Myanmar and Bangladesh
  • Volker Türk, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for ProtectionUNHCR
  • 10 November 2017Press Conference of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons SystemsLethal autonomous weapons systems
  • Ambassador Amandeep Gill, Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament, Chair of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems
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  • 9 November 2017OHCHR / Human Rights Committee Press ConferenceConcluding Observations on Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania
  • Mr. Yuji Iwasawa (Chair)
  • Mr. Yuval Shany (Vice-Chair)
  • Mr. Olivier de Frouville
  • Ms. Anja Seibert – FOHR OHCHR
  • 9 November 2017Press Stakeout by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for SyriaPress stakeout by Mr. Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, following the meeting of the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force.
    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.)
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    6 November 2017WMO Press ConferenceWMO provisional statement on the climate in 2017
    The WMO report is being released on the opening day of the UN climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany. It focusses on temperatures, extreme weather and long term indicators of climate change like sea level rise and Arctic sea ice. For the first time, the report includes input from a wide range of UN organizations on the impacts of extreme weather and climate change on health, food security, migration, etc.
    WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas will present the statement at the climate change conference in Bonn. The press conference in Geneva will be given by Omar Baddour, a WMO senior scientist responsible for compiling the report.
    The press conference will be in English, and Mr Baddour can give interviews in French and Arabic.
  • Omar Baddour, WMO senior scientistWMO

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