Geneva Press Briefing: HRC, UNCTAD, FAO, WHO
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Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief, Press and External Relations Section



>HRC Rolando Gomez

  • • Human Rights Council update

>UNCTAD Richard Warren

  • • Update on UNCTAD15 media opportunities and latest releases

>UNIS on behalf of Jenifer (OSE)

  • • The UN Special Envoy for Syria Mr. Geir O. Pedersen will brief the Security Council at 10a NY/4pm GVA on Tuesday. The briefing is open and will be on UNTV live. OSE Syria will distribute the text when the Envoy concludes.


>FAO Adriano Timossi with Nancy J Aburto, Deputy Director Food and Nutrition Division Economic and Social Development Stream

  • • World Food Forum which will take place from 1 to 5 October
  • · Second UN International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste to be celebrated on 29 September 2021

>WHO Margaret Harris

  • · Upcoming update (expected mid week) to the WHO essential medicines list
  • · Influenza strains to be included in the southern hemisphere influenza vaccine for 2022