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Geneva Press Briefing: UNICEF, UNHCR, OCHA, UNDP, OHCHR, ILO, WHO
21 Nov 2017 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Michele Zaccheo, Chief, Radio and Television Section
Rohingya crisis, Libyan slave markets, Manus Island (Refugee situation), CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference, • Attacks and threats against mechanisms set up by the Human Rights Council, Syria Humanitarian Needs Overview 2018, World Social Report, World Malaria Report)

ATTENDANCE LIST

BANGLADESH
IOM- Joel Millman
• Bangladesh - Latest from Cox’s Bazar

UNICEF- Christophe Boulierac
• Bangladesh - Rohingya crisis: Water sanitation and hygiene aspects in the Rohingya refugee camps


IOM- Joel Millman
• Libya - IOM DG affirming statement from SG concerning slave markets in Libya

UNHCR- Andrej Mahecic, with Nai Jit Lam (UNHCR Deputy Regional Representative in Canberra - by phone)
• Manus Island – Refugee situation

UNDP- Sarah Bel, with Deodat Maharaj, Senior UNDP Advisor to CARICOM (by phone)
• CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference – Building a more climate-resilient community

OHCHR- Rupert Colville
• Attacks and threats against mechanisms set up by the Human Rights Council (Burundi / Philippines / Eritrea)

OCHA- Jens Laerke
• Publication of Syria Humanitarian Needs Overview 2018 today

ILO- Hans Von Rohland
• Launch of the World Social Protection Report (29 November at 10 a.m. Room III)
• Event at the ILO this afternoon (The Sharing Economy and its Challenges)

  WHO Fadela Chaib
• Special Session of the WHO Executive Board to discuss the draft General Programme of Work of WHO (22-23 November)
• Virtual press briefing on the launch of the World Malaria Report 2017 today at 4:30 p.m.

OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ENVOY SYRIA
At the invitation of Saudi authorities, Special Envoy de Mistura is travelling to Riyadh today where he will be attending the opening ceremony of the Riyadh 2 meeting. The Special Envoy notes that the holding of this meeting is consistent with the provisions of Security Council resolution 2254 (2015), and he hopes that its outcome can be a useful contribution ahead of the convening of the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on 28 November.

TODAY IS WORLD TELEVISION DAY
In recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day