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


WHO Margaret Harris (Zoom)

  • · The next meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee for COVID 19 (October 13)
  • · Launch of WHO Report of the 2030 targets on effective coverage of eyecare
  • · Press Conference: Outcomes of the SAGE regular meeting, 1400 Tuesday, 11 October

UNCTAD Catherine Huissoud (Zoom)

  • · Publication of a brief on the impact of the Black Sea Grain Initiative


UNHCR Boris Cheshirkov (Zoom) with Angele Dikongue-Atangana, the UNHCR Representative in Kinshasa (from Kinshasa)

  • · Nearly 30,000 flee clashes in DR Congo's west

OHCHR Ravina Shamdasani (B-128)

  • · Ukraine: latest attacks
  • · Migrant in Libya report
  • · Hong Kong: National Security Law
11 October International Day of the Girl Child

13 October International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction