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Geneva Press Briefing: HRC, UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR, WFP, WHO, ITU, UNCTAD, UNECE
12 Sep 2017 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva

PRESS BRIEFING – TUESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2017
ATTENDANCE LIST

HRC- Rolando Gomez
• Update on the Human Rights Council

BANGLADESH
UNICEF- Christophe Boulierac, with Jean Lieby, Chief Child Protection, UNICEF Bangladesh (by phone from Bangladesh)
• Bangladesh - Rohingya children at risk

UNHCR- Adrian Edwards
• Update on aid in Bangladesh

IOM- Leonard Doyle
• Situation in Bangladesh

WFP- Bettina Luescher
• Situation in Bangladesh


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HURRICANES
WHO- Tarik Jasarevic

WFP- Bettina Luescher
• Hurricane Irma

WMO- Clare Nullis
• Hurricane Harvey (TBC)

ITU- Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
• ITU support to Caribbean countries affected by recent hurricanes

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WHO- Tarik Jasarevic
• Update on Yemen
• Announcement

WMO- Clare Nullis
• Big Africa conference starts today in Addis in a drive to improve weather services in Africa to reduce risks there

IOM- Leonard Doyle
• New IOM report on violence faced by Nigerians irregularly migrating to Europe
• Launch of appeal for funding to help Burundian refugees get home from Tanzania

UNECE- Jean Rodriguez
• New measures to facilitate global access to UN vehicle regulations on safety and environmental performance

ITU- Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
• Release on the State of Broadband 2017 report by the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
• ITU/WHO workshop and handbook on using radio services to predict weather

UNCTAD- Catherine Huissoud
• Announcements (tomorrow’s stakeout & Press Conference this afternoon/Presentation of the 2017 Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people)