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18 June to 12 July 2024

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Geneva Press Briefing: HRC, ITC, UNECE, OSE, OCHA, WHO, UNHCR - 25.06.24

🎦 The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' inside account of people's daily struggle for life and dignity in Gaza; 🎦 The UN Refugee agency on Sudanese refugees at the eastern border in Chad as the situation deteriorates; 🎦 WHO's updates on the global MPOX situation

UNRWA – Press conference: Philippe Lazzarini - 25.06.24

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini will update the press on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Chief of key UN agency in Gaza warns ‘entire generation’ could be lost - 24.06.24

The head of the main UN agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, issued a stark warning on Monday that it “will crumble” unless funding is found quickly, with an “entire generation” of children at risk of being condemned to “poverty…hatred, resentment and future conflict”.

HRC – Press conference: UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls - 24.06.24

Briefing from the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls on the reports to the 56th session of the Human Rights Council with Reem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences

Happening at UN Geneva

International Albinism Awareness Day 2024 Celebration at UNOG

20 to 26 June 2024 Palais des Nations, Mezzanine, Building E, 2nd Floor, Door 40

Join us in celebrating International Albinism Awareness Day with a special event featuring Patricia Willocq's photo exhibition, White Ebony under this year’s theme "A Decade of Collective Progress." Following the event, the exhibition will be presented for a week at the Mezzanine.

56th session of the Human Rights Council

18 June to 12 July 2024

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its fifty-sixth regular session from 18 June to 12 July 2024 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The session will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 18 June under the presidency of Ambassador Omar Zniber (Morocco).  The opening will be addressed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk.  The Council will be meeting in room XX of the Palais des Nations.

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

67th session, 818 meeting

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilisation of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development. The Office assists any United Nations Member States to establish legal and regulatory frameworks to govern space activities and strengthens the capacity of developing countries to use space science technology and applications for development by helping to integrate space capabilities into national development programmes.