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Geneva Press Briefing: UNHCR, OCHA, WFP, UNICEF, WHO, OHCHR, UNECE, ILO, UNCTAD
16 Oct 2020 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva

SAHEL
OCHA Jens Laerke
• Central Sahel conference coming up Tuesday, 20 October

UNHCR Boris Cheshirkov
• UNHCR warns of mounting needs in Sahel as forced displacement intensifies

WFP Tomson Phiri
UNICEF Marixie Mercado
• Update on Sahel

OTHER TOPICS
UNHCR Andrej Mahecic
• UNHCR’s life-saving flights from Libya resume after seven-month suspension

OHCHR Ravina Shamdasani
• Peaceful holding of Sunday’s elections in Bolivia

ANNOUNCEMENTS
WFP Tomson Phiri, with Arif Hussain, Chief Economist, WFP
• Launch of WFP’s Cost of Food report

WHO Tarik Jašarević, with Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO
• World Hypertension Day

UNECE Jean Rodriguez
• UNECE handbook on sustainable urban mobility and spatial planning to help steer cities’ green recovery

ILO Sophy Fisher
• Launch of report and virtual presser on COVID-19 and garment industry in Asia and the Pacific, 21 October

UNCTAD Catherine Huissoud
• Publication of the UNCTAD Global Trade Update on Wednesday, 21 October