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Geneva Press Briefing: HRC, UNCTAD, ITC, WFP, OCHA, UNHCR, WHO
19 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

UNCTAD Dan T’engo
• On Wednesday, 24 June, at 2:00 p.m. UNCTAD will launch a report on commodities. The report is a special issue on strategic battery raw materials. It is written in response to the growing importance of electric mobility and the batteries (rechargeable) designed to power it
• On Monday, 29 June, at 3:00 p.m. UNCTAD will launch a paper on the economic effects of COVID-19 in the tourism sector

ITC Jarle Hetland
• Launch of the SME Competiveness Outlook 2019 on Monday
• Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises (MSME) Day event

WHO Fadela Chaib
• Dr Tedros and Mr Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees press conference of today at 5 pm.

COVID-19
WFP Elisabeth Byrs
• COVID-19 response: update on WFP common services

OTHER TOPICS
OCHA Jens Laerke
• Joint Statement on safe access for students to sit final examinations in Syria (United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Imran Riza, and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Kevin Kennedy)

WHO Fadela Chaib
• Situation of Ebola in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNHCR Babar Baloch
• 20 June - World Refugee Day (A/RES/55/76)