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Geneva Press Briefing: OCHA, UNHCR, ILO, UNCTAD, WHO, WFP
21 Apr 2020 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva
COVID-19

UNHCR Andrej Mahecic
• COVID-19: UNHCR warns of severe implications for annual monsoon response in Bangladesh
• Massive floods in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s South Kivu impact 80,000 people, kill dozens

ILO Rosalind Yarde
• ILO virtual press briefing, today at 2 p.m.: ‘ILO’s preliminary assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on specific economic sectors’

UNCTAD Catherine Huissoud
• Early announcement of the release of a report on COVID-19 impact made by statistics offices of 36 international agencies who replied positively to UNCTAD’s call

OTHER ISSUES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNCTAD Catherine Huissoud
• Press briefing tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. on the upcoming eWeek, replacing the annual eCommerce week
• New analysis on debt on Thursday (report and press release), with a press conference under embargo (5 p.m. GMT on 23 April at 2 p.m. by Richard Kozul-Wright
WHO Fadela Chaib
• World immunization week (24- 30 April). WHO will publish a press release tomorrow on the subject
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