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Geneva Press Briefing: OCHA, CTBTO, FAO, OHCHR…

23 November 2021

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Geneva Press Briefing: OCHA, CTBTO, FAO, OHCHR, WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF, IPU, ILO, WHO

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Production Date: 
23 Nov 2021

Video Length

01:56:23

Asset Language: 
English
French
Original

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

ILO - Isabel Piquer Hubert (Zoom)

  • · Resumption of the International Labour Conference on 25th November

TOPICS

CTBTO - Robert Floyd (B-128), Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization

  • ·
    25th anniversary of the opening for signature of the CTBT and why there
    is a critical point in disarmament and non-proliferation affairs that
    requires the treaty to enter into force

FAO - Dominique Burgeon (Zoom) with Maximo Torero (Zoom), FAO Chief Economist

  • · Key highlights of the FAO flagship State of Food and Agriculture Report 2021 (SOFA2021)

OHCHR - Marta Hurtado (B-128)

  • · Pre-electoral violence in Honduras
  • · Stalled transitional justice in Nepal

WFP - Tomson Phiri (Zoom)

  • · WFP operations in Ethiopia

UNHCR Shabia Mantoo (B-128)

  • · Displaced Yemenis struggle to access aid as fighting intensifies in Marib

UNICEF - James Elder (Zoom), with Karin Heissler (Zoom), UNICEF Regional Adviser
for Child Protection in West and Central Africa

  • · The West and Central Africa region most affected by grave violations against children in armed conflict

IPU -  Thomas Fitzsimons (Zoom) with Zeina Hilal (Zoom), Manager of the
Gender Equality Programme and the Youth Programme at the IPU

  • · Report on violence against women in parliaments in Africa

OCHA - Jens Laerke (B-128)

  • · Update on Afghanistan Flash Appeal

WHO - Christian Lindmeier (B-128) with Steve Solomon (Zoom), WHO Principal Legal Officer

  • · Update on World Health Assembly (WHA) Special Session 29 Nov - 1 Dec
  • · WHO issues guidelines on thetreatment of children with multi-system inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19
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