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Geneva Press Briefing: HRC, ITU, UNECE, ILO, UNICEF, WFP, WMO
23 Jun 2020 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva
ANNOUNCEMENTS
HRC Rolando Gomez
• Human Rights Council update

ITU Monika Genher
• Launch of the 2020 Child Online Protection Guidelines

UNECE Jean Rodriguez
• Foreseen adoption this week by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations of 3 new UN Regulations on: Cybersecurity, software updates and automated driving

ILO Rosalind Yarde
• ILO assessment of impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers - Virtual press conference Wednesday 24 June at 12.00 Geneva time
• Launch of 5th ILO Monitor on COVID-19 and the World of Work, Tuesday 30 June

COVID-19
UNICEF Marixie Mercado, with the Simon Ingram (author of the report), and Jean Gough (UNICEF South Asia Regional Director)
• Report on COVID-19 and its impact on children in South Asia: “Live upended: How COVID-19 threatens the futures of 600 million South Asian children”. Embargoed until 10.00 GMT 23 June

OTHER TOPICS
WFP Elisabeth Byrs
• WFP Syrian refugee operations

WMO Clare Nullis
• WMO is investigating reports of a new Arctic record temperature of 38°C in Siberia, amid a prolonged Siberian heatwave and increase in wildfire activity
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