Press Conferences

Geneva Press Briefing: WHO, UNHCR, IOM, ICRC …

Bi-weekly press briefing of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva


WHO (TBC)              Dr Nima Saeed Abid (Zoom from Sudan), WHO Representative in Sudan

UNHCR                     Olga Sarrado (B-128) with Laura lo Castro (Zoom from N'Djamena), UNHCR Representative in Chad and Marie-Hélène Verney (Zoom from Juba), the UNHCR Representative in South Sudan

IOM                            Paul Dillon (Zoom)

ICRC / IFRC             Patrick Youssef (B-128), ICRC Regional Director for Africa and Farid Aiywar (Zoom from Nairobi), IFRC Head of delegation for Sudan



OHCHR         Ravina Shamdasani (B-128)

·      Singapore: Imminent execution in Singapore

·      Ukraine: Ukrainian and Russian calls for execution of prisoners of war

·      Burkina Faso:  Killing of civilians


UNICEF         James Elder (Zoom) with Guy Taylor (Zoom from Maputo), UNICEF Mozambique chief of communication

·       The triple impact of cyclone, cholera and flooding threatening survival and wellbeing of children in Mozambique


FAO                Beate Scherf (Zoom from Rome), FAO Animal Production Officer and Patrizia Fracassi (Zoom from Rome), FAO Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer

·      Latest FAO findings on the contribution of terrestrial animal source food to healthy diets for improved nutrition and health outcomes



WHO              Christian Lindmeier (Zoom)

·      World Malaria Day


WTO              Fernando Puchol (Zoom)

·      "Making Trade Score for Women" event, jointly organized by FIFA and the WTO.

·      Presidential Lecture by the President of Botswana, Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi

International Days

24 – 30 April

World Immunization Week

25 April

·      World Malaria Day [WHO]

·      International Delegate's Day

26 April

·      International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

·      World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

27 April

International Girls in ICT Day [ITU]