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Geneva Press Briefing: UNICEF, FAO, OHCHR, UNHCR, WHO, IOM, UNECE
17 Apr 2020 -  20 April
Chinese Language Day (Chinese)

21 April
World Creativity and Innovation Day (A/RES/71/284)

From Catherine Huissoud : UNCTAD has just publish a commentary and analysis on the way investment promotion agencies have changed their ways and means to serve their investor clients. The text will be sent shortly to journalists, a short report with highlights, and experts of course are available for more comments.

COVID-19

UNICEF Marixie Mercado, with Laurence Chandy, Director, Office of Global Insight and Policy (from New York)
• The impact of Covid-19 on children

FAO Adriano Timossi, with Maximo Torero, Chief Economist and assistant director general for the Economic and Social Development Department (from Rome)
• Current challenges and threats of COVID-19 to food and agricultural food systems

OHCHR Rupert Colville
• Libya – attacks on hospitals that are trying to deal with COVID-19; failure to release women and child detainees

UNHCR Babar Baloch
• West and Central Africa: UNHCR steps up efforts as combined challenges of conflict and coronavirus threaten millions of people
• Ongoing insecurity in eastern the Democratic Republic of the Congo could derail coronavirus containment

UNECE Jean Rodriguez
• Securing critical raw materials supply is key to the response to COVID-19

  OTHER ISSUES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OHCHR Rupert Colville
• Myanmar – Issues related to Rohingya boat(s)
• Democratic Republic of the Congo – violence, killings in Ituri

IOM Safa Msehli
• Migrants missing in detention in Libya

UNCTAD See above
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