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Geneva Press Briefing: UNHCR, WHO, WMO, UNDP, UNCTAD, WFP
3 Dec 2019 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva

3 December
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (A/RES/47/3) 5 December
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (A/RES/40/212)
World Soil Day (A/RES/68/232)

· The second intersessional meeting on human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, mandated by the Human Rights Council, is takin place in room 20 today. · The full-day event, which started at 10 am, is open to the media, and will be webcast live.
· Participants will be discussing how implementing human rights commitments can help achieve the SDGs and realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

WMO- Jonathan Fowler
· WMO State of Climate statement

UNHCR- Babar Baloch
· UNHCR outraged at senseless attacks on humanitarians in South Sudan

WHO- Tarik Jašarević
· Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WFP- Bettina Luescher (WFP Chief Spokesperson, Berlin) with Eddie Rowe, WFP Zimbabwe Country Director [by phone]
· Zimbabwe: worst hunger crisis in more than a decade. WFP nearly doubling its current assistance

UNDP- Sarah Bel
· New Human Development Report (HDR)

UNCTAD- Catherine Huissoud
· New Investment Policy Monitor
· Business-to-Consumer E-commerce Index
· Handbook of statistics 2019 to be published on 10/12