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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPENS TWENTY-SECOND SESSION IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD THIRD PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION
COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPENS TWENTY-SECOND SESSION IN GENEVA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD THIRD PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2019 SESSION

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Today's Press Conferences

WHO/UNICEF Press conference (under embargo)
19 September 2019 10:00 - 10:45
Launch of new estimates for child and maternal mortality
Under strict embargo until 11:00 a.m. Geneva time, Thursday 19 September 2019
WHO and UNICEF are holding a press conference on the launch of new estimates for child and maternal mortality. This press briefing will provide detailed information and discussion on these updated numbers and will include an analysis on which countries and regions have made progress, and what is needed to save more lives.
  • Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director, Universal health coverage/ life course, WHO
  • Dr Stefan Peterson, Chief of Health, UNICEF
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    UNCTAD Press conference (under embargo)
    20 September 2019 09:30 - 10:15
    Presentation of the Trade and Development Report 2019: Financing a Global Green New Deal
    Embargoed until 25 September at 5:00 p.m. GMT
  • Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
  • WMO Press Conference
    23 September 2019 10:00 - 10:45
    New WMO report on the state of the climate in 2015-2019
    New WMO report on the state of the climate in 2015-2019, with details on global temperatures and other climate change indicators like ice melt and sea level rise. It forms part of United in Science synthesis report with the latest scientific findings to inform the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit in New York. The synthesis report will be presented in New York at a science side event by WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas and other members of the Science Advisory Committee to the Climate Action summit. The report will be distributed to Geneva journalists in advance.
  • Maxx Dilley, Director of WMO Climate Prediction and Adaptation Division
  • Omar Baddour, WMO Senior Scientific Officer and Coordinator of the report