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18 June to 12 July 2024

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Geneva Press Briefing: HRC, UN WOMEN, WHO, UNHCR, OCHA - 21.06.24

🎦 UN Women on women and girls in Gaza, 🎦 WHO's update on health needs in Gaza, 🎦 the UN Refugee Agency on refugees affected by deadly landslides in Bangladesh

Press Briefing by Robert Piper, Special Adviser on Solutions to Internal Displacement - 21.06.24

Robert Piper, Special Adviser on Solutions to Internal Displacement, will brief the Geneva press corps on the two-year anniversary of the UN Secretary-General's Action Agenda on Internal Displacement.

Gaza is more than two million stories of loss: UN agencies - 21.06.24

Gaza is “a world of devastation” and still in the grip of war after nearly nine months of conflict, UN humanitarians just back from the enclave reported on Friday, as they described widespread destruction and stories of pregnant mothers forced to request preterm C-sections out of desperation and fear.

HRC56 | Experts and activists speak out against the oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan - 20.06.24

"The Taliban’s institutionalization of its system of oppression of women and girls, and the harms that it is continuing to entrench, should shock the conscience of humanity" - Richard Bennett, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan

Happening at UN Geneva

International Albinism Awareness Day 2024 Celebration at UNOG

20 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'sphoto 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.