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Geneva Press Briefing: UNICEF, OHCHR, UNHCR, OCHA, UNCTAD, WHO
7 May 2021 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva
TOPICS
UNICEF James Elder, with Yasmin Haque, UNICEF Representative in India
• Deadly COVID-19 surge on children in India, and increasingly in the region.

OHCHR Rupert Colville
• Brazil: Killing of 25 people in Rio de Janeiro
• Forced eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem
• Uganda: Sexual Offences Act

UNHCR Boris Cheshirkov
• Series of attacks force thousands to flee in Burkina Faso

OCHA Jens Laerke
• Madagascar: brief update on deteriorating humanitarian emergency

ANNOUNCEMENTS
OCHA Jens Laerke
• Global: Humanitarian weeks wraps up with record participation

UNCTAD Catherine Huissoud
• Press conference12 May and upcoming UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development 17-21 May
• UN Trade Forum 14-15 June
• Prebisch Lecture to be given by Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo Tuesday, 15 June
• Publication of the World Investment Report – Wednesday, 16 June early morning

WHO Christian Lindemeir
• Various Review Reports
• Global Research & Innovation Forum
• EUL/SAGE
• New WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All
• World Health Assembly

UNIS On behalf of HRC (Rolando Gomez)
• The Universal Periodic Review Working Group is reviewing the human rights record of the Pacific Island nation of Palau this morning
• This afternoon, the Working Group will adopt its reports for review it conducted earlier this week for: Namibia, Niger, Mozambique, Estonia, Belgium and Paraguay
• Rolando will share these reports with you beforehand

UNIS On behalf of UN-WOMEN
• EU-UN Spotlight Initiative allocated 15 Small Grants to Central Asian NGOs