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CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2018 SESSION COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD HOLDS SEVENTY-SEVENTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 15 JANUARY TO 2 FEBRUARY 2018
CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2018 SESSION COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD HOLDS SEVENTY-SEVENTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 15 JANUARY TO 2 FEBRUARY 2018

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Today's Press Conferences

OHCHR Press Conference
21 February 2018 09:30 - 10:15
Human Rights Council, 37th regular session (26 February-23 March)
  • Ambassador Vojislav Šuc (Slovenia), President of the Human Rights Council (12th cycle)
    (A light breakfast will be served outside the Press Room.)
  • WHO Press Conference
    21 February 2018 14:30 - 15:15
    WHO Press Conference on the launch of new consolidated guidelines on TB preventive treatment
    Up to one-third of the world's population (2.5 billion people) has latent TB, which means people have been infected by TB bacteria. WHO estimates that, overall, without treatment, about 5 to 10% of infected persons will develop TB disease. For persons whose immune systems are weak or under-developed, especially those with HIV infection and child TB contacts (under five years), the risk of developing TB disease is considerably higher than for persons with normal immune systems.
    WHO will be holding a briefing to release new consolidated guidelines on the programmatic management of latent TB Infections (LTBI) on 21 February at 2:30 p.m. CET.
    The guidelines transform the current landscape of TB prevention by recommending new expanded tests and treatment regimens as well as highlighting risk groups that should be prioritized for testing and treatment of LTBI.
  • Dr Tereza Kasaeva, Director, Global TB Programme, WHO
  • Dr Haileyesus Getahun, Coordinator, TB/HIV and Community Engagement, Global TB Programme, WHO
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    UNICEF Press Conference
    22 February 2018 11:00 - 11:45
    Pre-embargo launch of UNICEF Child Alert: the dangers facing Rohingya children in Bangladesh and Myanmar six months after the latest mass flight of refugees
  • Edouard Beigbeder, Representative, UNICEF Bangladesh
  • Simon Ingram, UNICEF Senior Communication Adviser/report author
  • OHCHR Press Conference
    23 February 2018 09:00 - 09:45
    Launch of report by the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan(NB: Commission Chairperson Yasmin Sooka will be holding a press conference simultaneously in Nairobi – additional information in attached media advisory)(The report will be shared with you beforehand under embargo. It is scheduled to be presented by the Commission to the Human Rights Council on 13 March)
  • Prof. Andrew Clapham, Member of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
  • Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar
    23 February 2018 15:00 - 15:45
    Nine month of human rights violations: the report of OHCHR technical mission to the State of Qatar
  • Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, Chairman of the Qatari National Human Rights Committee