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EIGHTIETH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD OPENS IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION ON TUESDAY, 21 JANUARY
EIGHTIETH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD OPENS IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION ON TUESDAY, 21 JANUARY

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Today's Press Conferences

WHO Press conference
22 July 2019 11:00 - 11:45
Launch of the World Health Organization Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2019
Embargo until Friday, 26 July 2019 - 7pm Geneva time / 5 pm GMTThe report analyses progress by countries to implement the most effective tobacco control measures, and the latest edition has a specific focus on services to help people to quit tobacco use
The official launch of the report will take place in Rio de Janeiro on 26 July 2019. A copy of the report – under embargo until 7pm Geneva time – can be obtained by contacting Paul Garwood from the WHO Department of communication on garwoodp@who.int
  • Dr Vinayak Prasad, Programme Manager, WHO tobacco control unit
  • Dr Dongbo Fu, Tobacco cessation Expert, WHO tobacco control unit
  • WTO Press Conference
    22 July 2019 16:00 - 16:45
    Dispute Settlement Body meeting
  • Dan Pruzin, Information Officer
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    WHO Press conference
    26 July 2019 11:00 - 11:45
    World Hepatitis Day
    EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:30 Geneva time 26 July 2019 In the lead-up to World Hepatitis Day (28 July), WHO is releasing a study that estimates the costs of eliminating viral hepatitis in 67 low- and middle-income countries by 2030. For more information on World Hepatitis Day, www.who.int/campaigns/world-hepatitis-day/2019
  • Dr Marc Bulterys, Hepatitis Team Lead, WHO