Geneva Press Briefing: WHO, WFP, UNHCR, OCHA, IOM, FAO, UNITAID, IPCC
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Summary

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

Description

UKRAINE

WHO Tarik Jašarević (Zoom from Lviv) with Dr Jarno Habicht, WHO representative in Ukraine (Zoom from Lviv)

WFP Tomson Phiri (Zoom) with Jakob Kern (Zoom from Krakow) WFP Emergency Coordinator for Ukraine

· WFP activities in response to the Ukraine crisis

UNHCR Matthew Saltmarsh (Zoom from Poland)

· UNHCR operations inside Ukraine and the refugees situation in neighbouring countries

OTHER TOPICS

UNHCR Matthew Saltmarsh (Zoom from Poland)

· UNHCR and partners seek US$1.2 billion to address Africa's largest refugee crisis

FAO
Adriano Timossi (Zoom) with Ewald Rametsteiner (Zoom from Rome),
Deputy Director, Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations (FAO)

· International Day of Forests (IDF) 2022 and new FAO report, "Forest products in the global bioeconomy"

UNITAID Hervé Verhoosel (B-128)

· Unitaid introduce game changing long lasting HIV prevention innovations in South Africa and Brazil

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIS on behalf of HRC

Human Rights Council update

WHO Margaret Harris (Zoom)

·
Reminder of social media live this afternoon on Impact of COVID-19
pandemic and humanitarian crises, such as Ukraine, on mental health

WMO Andrej Mahecic (Zoom)

· Start of IPCC Working Group III approval session on Monday 21 March and the live streaming of the opening ceremony

· Press conference to come

UNIS on behalf of OSE

The
Seventh Session of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional
Committee will convene in Geneva next week. The UN Special Envoy for
Syria will brief the media on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.