Summary

Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief, Press and External Relations Section

Description

ANNOUNCEMENTS  

HRC
Rolando Gomez (Zoom) 

• Human
Rights Council update 

WTO
Fernando Puchol (Zoom) 

• Preparations
for the WTO 12th Ministerial Conference 

 

UKRAINE 

IFRC
Tommaso Della Longa (Zoom) with Nick Prince, Emergency Health delegate (from
Budapest) 

• Health
concerns inside and outside Ukraine  

• New
health center in Uzhhorod, Ukraine

 

FAO
Adriano Timossi (Zoom) with Boubaker BenBelhassen, Director of the Markets and
Trade Division, FAO 

• Biannual
report focusing on developments in global food markets 

 

SRI
LANKA 

WFP Martin Penner, Deputy Head of Global Media (From Rome),
with Anthea Webb, Officer in Charge in Sri Lanka 

• Update on the situation in Sri Lanka
(From Colombo) 

 

UNICEF
James Elder (Zoom) with Christian Skoog, UNICEF's Representative in Sri Lanka
(From Colombo) 

• The
impact of Sri Lanka's economic crisis on children 

OCHA
Jens Laerke (B-128) 

 

OTHER
TOPICS 

OHCHR
Ravina Shamdasani (B-128) 

• Bangladesh:
reprisals against NGO for cooperating with UN  

• Brazil:
disappearance of a journalist and an indigenous rights defender in the
Amazon 

 

UNHCR
Shabia Mantoo (B-128) 

• UNHCR
data visualization on Mediterranean crossings charts rising death toll and
tragedy at sea 

 

UNECE
Jean Rodriguez (Zoom) 

• Progress
review of the regional strategy on ageing 

 

WMO
Clare Nullis (B-128) 

• WMO
latest La Niña Update 

• Satellite
conference