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Geneva Press Briefing: UNAIDS, WHO, IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNCTAD, ITC
1 Dec 2017 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva
(World AIDS Day, Yemen (Diphtheria), Libya (Slave Trade), Mediterranean, Cox’s Bazar, Commodities Report ) ATTENDANCE LIST
UNAIDS- Charlotte Sector, with Peter Ghys (UNAIDS Chief Strategy Officer)
• World AIDS Day and latest HIV trends figures

WHO- Christian Lindmeier
• World AIDS Day - statement by WHO DG Dr Tedros
• Yemen – Update diphtheria

IOM- Leonard Doyle
• Libya - IOM reaction to AU-EU-UN initiatives

IOM- Joel Millman
• Libya - Mediterranean arrivals
• Bangladesh - Cox’s Bazar latest
• Other Mediterranean developments

UNHCR- Babar Baloch
• Zambia - Arrivals of refugees from Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNICEF- Christophe Boulierac
• Nigeria – Yesterday’s attack against a school (Borno State)

UNCTAD- Catherine Huissoud
• Commodities and Development Report 2017 Embargo 11/12
• Handbook of Statistics published Wednesday.
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Human Rights Council (HRC): Update about the HRC meetings next week – organisational session and the special session on Myanmar
Today is World Aids Day – 2017 theme: My health, my right
Everyone, regardless of who they are or where they live, has a right to health, which is also dependent on adequate sanitation and housing, nutritious food, healthy working conditions and access to justice. The right to health is supported by, and linked to, a wider set of rights.
Ending AIDS as a public health threat can only happen if these rights are placed at the centre of global health, so that quality health care is available and accessible for everyone and leaves no one behind.