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COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES HOLDS THIRTEENTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 4 TO 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-SIXTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 11 TO 29 SEPTEMBER 2017
COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES HOLDS THIRTEENTH SESSION IN GENEVA FROM 4 TO 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-SIXTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 11 TO 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries

Today's Press Conferences

OHCHR Press Conference
20 September 2017 10:30 - 11:15
The UN Independent Expert on human rights of persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero will hold a press conference, along with an expert on and a survivor of witchcraft attacks. This Press Conference is organized in the framework of the Expert Workshop on witchcraft and human rights that will take place in Geneva on 21 and 22 September.
  • Ms. Ikponwosa Ero, UN Independent Expert on human rights of persons with albinism
  • Dr. Rabha Birubala, Human Rights defender (Assam State, India)
  • Allan Sembatya survivor of a witchcraft motivated attack (Uganda)
  • OHCHR Press Conference
    20 September 2017 11:30 - 12:15
    Members of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan will discuss the mandate of the Commission, and findings and concerns noted arising from the Commission’s recent trip to South Sudan and Ethiopia.
  • Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission
  • Mr. Godfrey Musila, Member of the Commission
  • Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Yemen
    20 September 2017 13:30 - 14:15
    Speaking on freedom of opinion and expression in Yemen
  • H.E. Mr. Moammar AL-ERYANI, Minister of Information
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    OHCHR Press Conference / UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
    25 September 2017 11:00 - 11:45
    Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine).
  • Ms. Fiona Frazer, Head of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
  • WHO Press Conference
    27 September 2017 15:00 - 15:45
    WHO and Guttmacher Institute release new estimates on abortions by level of safety
    (Embargoed until 00:30, Geneva time on Thursday, 28 September 2017.)
    WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research and HRP and the Guttmacher Institute will publish new global, regional and sub-regional estimates on abortions by safety level between 2010-2014 in The Lancet. For the first time, the estimates include sub-classifications of unsafe abortion, of ‘less safe’ and ‘least safe’. The distinction allows for a more nuanced understanding of the different circumstances of abortions among women who are unable to access safe abortions.
  • Dr. Bela Ganatra, Scientist, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research
  • Dr. Gilda Sedgh, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute