Summary
Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva.
Description

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • WHO Carla Drysdale (Zoom)

· World Menopause Day, 18 October

· Launch of the WHO Global Status Report on physical activity on Wednesday 19, October 2022

· Update on the 13th International Health Regulations or IHR Emergency Committee on COVID-19

· On Thursday this week, 19 October, the third Emergency Committee meeting on Monkeypox will be held.

  • UNRISD Karima Cherif (Zoom)

· Launch of UNRISD 2022 Flagship Report - Crises of Inequality: Shifting Power for a New Eco-Social Contract

TOPICS

  • OHCHR Ravina Shamdasani (B-128)

· Ethiopia: Warns of devastating impact of continued hostilities on civilians

· Iran: protests

  • UNICEF James Elder (from Dollow, Somalia)

· UNICEF warning of unprecedented numbers of child deaths in Somalia

  • OCHA Jens Laerke (B-128)

· Updated Humanitarian response Plan for Somalia – requirements have jumped 55 %.