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Geneva Press Briefing: WFP, UNECE, WHO, UNCTAD
24 Mar 2020 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva

WHO - Margaret Ann Harris (WHO Spokesperson)
· Update on COVID-19

WFP - Elisabeth Byrs
· WFP’s response to Covid 19 around the world

UNECE - Jean Rodriguez
· UNECE launches Observatory on Border Crossings Status due to COVID-19 and calls on all countries to facilitate the flow of goods to the maximum extent possible

UNCTAD - Catherine Huissoud

· Two announcements: Publication today of a webnews on enterprise registration in Benin (part of our trade facilitation programme) And a new Transport Newsletter on implementation of the new rules concerning CO2 emissions entitled Decarbonizing shipping: what role for flag states?

24 March
· World Tuberculosis Day [WHO]
· International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims (A/RES/65/196)

25 March
· International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (A/RES/62/122)
· International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members