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Geneva Press Briefing: UNCTAD, OCHA, OHCHR, UNHCR, WHO, WFP, WIPO, ILO
24 Apr 2020 - 
COVID-19

OCHA Jens Laerke
• Press release on the broader humanitarian community’s response to COVID-19 worldwide

OHCHR Rupert Colville
• Clumpdown on the indipendent media during COVID-19

UNHCR Shabia Mantoo
• Refugee health workers step up for coronavirus response in Latin America

WHO Fadela Chaib
• Launch of a new COVID-19 partnership

WFP Elisabeth Byrs
• Haiti humanitarian situation

  OTHER ISSUES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

OHCHR Rupert Colville
• Colombia – Killing of human rights defenders, 13 so far this year
• Democratic Republic of the Congo – Police killings (possible)

WIPO Edward Harris
• New figures on patenting in the green energy sector, “related to World IP Day 2020: Innovative for a Green Future”
• 28 April: Entry into force of a new treaty to help actors increase their earnings

UNCTAD Catherine Hissoud
• New story on Senegal implementation of UNCTAD’s recommendations to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the field of E-trade
• Publication of a tribune by Pamela Coke-Hamilton on the effects of COVID-19 on tourism revenues and debt levels in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
• Publication on Monday of the latest data on e-commerce with a ranking on B2C e-commerce
• Publication today of the UNCTAD Annual report in a revisited e-format

On behalf of ILO (Rosalind Yarde)
• World Day for Safety and Health virtual press conference 27 April: “Protect workers as COVID-19 lockdowns ease”
• Launch of latest COVID-19 Monitor report 29 April. Virtual press conference with ILO Director General, Guy Rider