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Geneva Press Briefing: WHO, IFRC, UNHCR, OCHA, WFP, IOM, UNCTAD, ILO
18 May 2021 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva
TOPICS
OCHA Jens Laerke
• Update on Escalation in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Israel

UNHCR Boris Cheshirkov
• UNHCR appeals for Mozambicans fleeing violence to be given access to asylum in Tanzania

WFP Tomson Phiri [via Zoom] • Update on food security and WFP activities in Cox’s Bazar IOM Paul Dillon [via Zoom] • Migrant Inclusion in Global COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns ANNOUNCEMENTS IFRC Tommaso Della Longa, with Emanuele Capobianco, IFRC Director of Health and Care [via Zoom] • Ahead of the G20 World Health Summit (21 May-Rome) and World Health Assembly (24 May-Geneva), the IFRC and ICRC are issuing a joint statement on vaccine equity, intellectual property and other barriers to a rapid scaling up of vaccine production all over the world. WHO Fadela Chaib [via Zoom] • Next week’s World health Assembly (starts 24 May) UNCTAD Catherine Huissoud [Room XIV] • Global Trade Update under embargo until Wednesday, 19 May at 7 a.m. CEST ILO Rosalind Yarde [via Zoom] • The opening and schedule of the virtual International Labour Conference, 2021 • Launch of the World Employment and Social Outlook report, 27 May
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