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NINETY-NINTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION OPENS IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD THIRD PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION
NINETY-NINTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION OPENS IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD THIRD PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

Press Conference at the request of the Permanent Mission of Latvia
22 August 2019 10:00 - 10:45
Fifth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) (thematic focus of the Presidency, gender and gender-based violence)
  • Ambassador Jānis Kārkliņš, President of the 5th Arms Trade Treaty Conference of States Parties
  • Anna Macdonald, ATT Advisor
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    UNICEF Press conference (embargoed)
    23 August 2019 09:30 - 10:15
    Release of a UNICEF Child Alert “Education Under Threat in West and Central Africa”
    EMBARGOED until 0800 GMT Friday, 23 August 2019
  • Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director
  • Semi-informal press briefing with UN Geneva new Director-General
    28 August 2019 09:00 - 09:45
    Semi-informal press briefing with UN Geneva new Director-General
  • Tatiana Valovaya, UN Geneva Director General
    Please note that only the first part of the encounter will be on the record.
    Coffee/tea and croissants will be served at the meeting.
  • UNHCR Press conference (under strict embargo)
    28 August 2019 09:00 - 09:45
    UNHCR’S 2019 Refugee Education Report
    UNDER STRICT EMBARGO until Friday, 30 August 2019, 05:00 GMT
  • Melissa Fleming, Head of the Global Communications Service and Spokesperson for the High Commissioner, UNHCR
    As this will be Melissa Fleming’s last press conference in her current capacity at UNHCR, we would like to invite attending journalists for a coffee/tea after the press conference. Kindly rsvp to Farha Bhoyroo at bhoyroo@unhcr.org – Thank you
  • UNCTAD Press conference (under embargo)
    29 August 2019 16:15 - 17:00
    Publication of the Digital Economy Report 2019 – Value Creation and Capture: Implications for Developing Countries (embargoed until 4 September 2019 at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Shamika Sirimanne, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics , UNCTAD