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26 February to 5 April 2024


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UN Geneva Press Briefing - ICRC, UNDP, UNHCR, WHO - 20 February 

🎦UNHCR on the situation in Ukraine. 🎦UNDP on socio-economic impact of the war in Ukraine and a new report on MSMEs. 🎦ICRC on missing persons in the international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. 🎦WHO Update on Global Measles situation and update on Gaza

In Munich, UN Secretary-General calls for new global order that works for all

Global governance in its present form is entrenching divisions and fuelling discontent, António Guterres told world leaders attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday.

Geneva Press Briefing: IFRC, WHO, OCHA - 16.02.24

🎦IFRC on the situation in Ukraine 🎦OCHA and WHO on the situation in Gaza

UNRWA - Media Stakeout: Philippe Lazzarini - 13.02.24

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini will deliver a few remarks to the media at the end of his executive briefing to Member States.

Happening at UN Geneva

Committee on Enforced Disappearances

26th session, 19 February - 1st March, Palais Wilson, Geneva

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) is the body of independent experts which monitors the implementation of the Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance by the States parties.

The Committee and its Secretariat work daily to support victims, civil society organizations, National Human Rights Institutions and States to search for and locate disappeared persons, eradicate, punish and prevent this crime, and repair the damage suffered by the victims. 

United Nations Human Rights Council

#HRC55 (26 February-5 April) Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The United Nations Human Rights Council will start with its high-level segment from 26 February to 28 February, when dignitaries representing more than 110 Member States will address the Council.

The session will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, 26 February under the presidency of Ambassador Omar Zniber of Morocco.  Delivering statements at the opening will be the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres; the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Dennis Francis; the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk; as well as the Chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis.

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

CESCR 75 Session (12 Feb 2024 - 01 Mar 2024)

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of 18 independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its State parties. The Covenant enshrines economic, social and cultural rights such as the rights to adequate food, adequate housing, education, health, social security, water and sanitation, and work.

The Committee seeks to develop a constructive dialogue with State parties, determine whether the Covenant's norms are being applied, and assess how the implementation and enforcement of the Covenant could be improved so all people can enjoy these rights in full.