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19-05-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 19 May 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the representatives and spokespersons of the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria, the International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the World Food Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the World Meteorological Organization, the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the World Health Organization. The topics addressed were: the situation in Syria; COVID-19; cyclone Armphan; wet season across east Africa; and the World Health Assembly.

15-05-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 15 May 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons and representatives for the United Nations Children’s Fund, the International Telecommunications Union, the World Food Programme, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the World Health Organization, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Organization for Migration. The topics addressed were the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the situation in Rohingya camps, Bangladesh, Libya and Central America, as well as on vaccination in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the humanitarian outlook in the Sahel.

12-05-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 12 May 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons of the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

08-05-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 08 May 2020

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Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons and representatives for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The topics addressed were the COVID-19 pandemic, the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the upcoming World Health Assembly, the surging violence in eastern Congo, the escalating violence and killings across Syria and migrants in the Mediterranean.

08-05-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences , COVID-19

WHO Press conference: Covid-19 Zoonotic Origin

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Press conference WHO: Covid-19 Zoonotic Origin - Virus hunters continue search for animal link to COVID-19 infections in people

07-05-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences , COVID-19

IOM Press conference: The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Mobility

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Migrants stranded ‘all over the world’ and at risk from COVID-19. Thousands of migrants have been stranded “all over the world” where they face a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, the head of UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.

05-05-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences , COVID-19

Press conference ITU: COVID-19 & Digital Cooperation

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COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: ITU

05-05-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 05 May 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons and representatives for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The topics addressed were COVID-19 and the seventy-third World Health Assembly.

01-05-2020 | Press Conferences , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 01 May 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the virtual briefing, during which journalists heard from spokespersons for the World Health Organisation, World Food Programme, International Organization for Migration, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, International Labour Organization, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Meteorological Organization and the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

01-05-2020 | Press Conferences , COVID-19

Press conference WHO on digital platform during Covid-19

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The work of WHO with digital companies and social media platforms regarding COVID-19

28-04-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 28 April 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the virtual briefing, during which journalists heard from spokespersons for the World Health Organisation, World Food Programme, International Organization for Migration, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, International Labour Organization and the United Nations Refugee Agency.

27-04-2020 | Press Conferences

UNECE Press conference: Policy response to the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19

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Policy response to the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UNECE region

24-04-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 24 April 2020

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Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief of Press and External Relations of the United Nations Information Service, chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the World Food Organization, the World Health Organization, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the United Nations Centre for Trade and Development. The topics addressed were: COVID-19; killings of human rights defenders in Colombia; the World Intellectual Property Day and the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.

23-04-2020 | Press Conferences

Press conference UNCTAD: Developing countries crippled by debt need urgent relief, stresses UN trade agency

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Developing countries crippled by debt need urgent relief, stresses UN trade agency

21-04-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 21 April 2020

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Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons and representatives for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The topics addressed were: COVID-19; floods in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and the World Immunization Week.

21-04-2020 | Press Conferences

FAO/WFP press conference: Global Report on Food Crises

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FAO/WFP: Launch of the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises and knock-on effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the hungriest countries

17-04-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 17 April 2020

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Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service, chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons and representatives for the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the World Health Organization, the International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The topics addressed were: COVID-19; situation in Libya; rescued vessel in the Bay of Bengal; and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

14-04-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 14 April 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the virtual briefing, during which journalists heard from spokespersons for the World Health Organisation, World Food Programme, United Nations Refugee Agency, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

07-04-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 07 April 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, during which journalists heard from spokespersons for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the World Food Programme, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, and the World Trade Organization.

03-04-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 03 April 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the virtual briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons and representatives for the World Food Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the World Meteorological Organization, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

31-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 31 March 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, during which journalists heard from spokespersons for the United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations Refugee Agency, United Nations World Food Programme, World Health Organisation, United Nations Development Programme and the World Meteorological Organization.

27-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 27 March 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, during which journalists heard from spokespersons for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations World Food Programme, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Refugee Agency, International Labour Organization, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The President of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies also briefed the journalists from Italy.

24-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 24 March 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It was the first regular press briefing of UNIS Geneva fully conducted via the Zoom technology, with all speakers and journalists joining remotely. The topics addressed were: COVID-19; the Secretary-General’s appeal for a global ceasefire; the World Food Programme’s response to COVID-19; and the newly launched observatory on border crossing status due to COVID-19.

20-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 20 March 2020

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Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the World Food Programme. Spokespersons for the World Health Organization, United Nations Water, World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe briefed by phone.

17-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 17 March 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (in person), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) (the last three by phone from Geneva). The topics addressed were COVID-19 and the east Africa locust infestation.

13-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 13 March 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Human Rights Council (HRC), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The topics addressed were: the Human Rights Council; situation in Idlib; Mozambique one year after Cyclone Idai; appeal for South Sudan refugees; violence in Burkina Faso; dashboard to track progress on SDGs; and COVID-19. Ms. Vellucci informed that the rationale for having the press briefing in Room XVII today was to allow for more social distancing and to have a good quality webcast, so that journalists not physically present could follow seamlessly. Feedback from the press was encouraged. Until further notice, press briefings would continue to be held in this room.

10-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 10 March 2020

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Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Human Rights Council (HRC), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The topics addressed were: the Human Rights Council; Syrian refugees in Turkey; crisis in Nicaragua; and COVID-19.

06-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 06 March 2020

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Rhéal LeBlanc, Head of the Press and External Relations Section at the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

03-03-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 03 March 2020

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Rhéal LeBlanc, Head of the Press and External Relations Section at the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Human Rights Council (HRC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria (OSE), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The topics addressed were: The Human Rights Council; situation in Syria; migrants and refugees at the Turkish-Greek border; a new partnership for statistics on children, adolescents and youth; the International Hearing Day; and COVID-19.

28-02-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 28 February 2020

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Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), and Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section at UNIS, chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Human Rights Council (HRC), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

25-02-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 25 February 2020

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Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section at the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Human Rights Council (HRC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Trade Center (ITC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The topics addressed were: Secretary-General’s visit to Geneva; the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council; humanitarian situation in Idlib, Syria; adaptation of transport infrastructure to climate change in the Pan-European region and Canada; and COVID-19.

24-02-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Press Conference: Secretary General at WHO

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UN Chief urges countries to ‘do everything’ against COVID-19, thanks China’s people for sacrifice. While the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the COVID-19 outbreak should not be described as a pandemic because it is not spreading uncontrollably, UN Secretary-General on Monday urged all countries to “do everything” to contain the disease.

21-02-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 21 February 2020

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Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section at the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Human Rights Council (HRC), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The topics addressed were: the upcoming forty-third session of the Human Rights Council; violence in the Sahel; the Inland Transport Meeting; COVID-19; and the Ebola response.

18-02-2020 | Press Conferences

Stakeout: SRSG Ghassan Salamé about Libya - continuity and cut aways

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Press stakeout by Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

18-02-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 18 February 2020

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Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria (OSE).

14-02-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 14 February 2020

ENG

Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section at the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria (OSE).

11-02-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 11 February 2020

ENG

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria (OSE), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP).

07-02-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 07 February 2020

ENG

Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section at the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Mine Action Service.

06-02-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Stakeout: Libya Talks 5 + 5 - Ghassan Salamé

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On day four of UN-led talks to transform an uncertain truce in Libya into a permanent ceasefire, veteran negotiator Ghassan Salamé on Thursday welcomed the “progress” that had been made so far, before urging an end to any “provocative” military action that might dash the chance of a successful outcome.

04-02-2020 | Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing 04 February 2020

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Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section at the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria (OSE), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).