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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 / 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
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    Press Conference requested by the Permanent Mission of the Central African Republic
    27 September 2017 13:00 - 13:45
    Crisis in the Central African Republic
    The press conference will be webcast live on webtv.un.org.
  • H.E. Professor Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic
  • 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
  • UNCTAD Press Conference
    28 September 2017 14:30 - 15:30
    Publication of the Information Economy Report 2017: Digitalization, Trade and Development(embargoed until 2 October at 5 p.m. GMT)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
  • Shamika Sirimanne, UNCTAD, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics
  • WHO Press Conference
    29 September 2017 14:00 - 14:45
    International Day of Older Persons:  Integrated Care for Older People – the path to Universal Health Coverage – what will it take?
     Populations around the world are rapidly ageing and this demographic transition will impact on almost all aspects of society.  However, unless resilient health and long-term-care systems are put in place, many of these ambitions cannot be achieved.
     If we want to achieve Universal Health Coverage that is inclusive of older people, a transformation is needed in the way that health and social care is provided and organised .  Integrated Care is the way forward. WHO will launch its Recommendations on Integrated Care for Older People.
  • John Beard, Director, Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHO
  • Ed Kelley, Director, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, WHO
  • Agnés Soucat, Director, Department of Health Systems, Governance, and Financing, WHO