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2016

The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) present the first joint global report on the legal status of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes in 194 WHO Member States.

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In the aftermath of World War II, Europe was on its knees, and millions were going hungry. The Non-governmental organization, CARE International was set up so that people in the U.S. could send essential CARE packages to those in need across Europe. The first CARE package arrived in Le Havre, France, in May 1946.

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The International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (MICR) showcases for the first time the prestigious Prix Pictet. Founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group, this award has established itself as a major award in the field of photography dedicated to sustainability. This sixth edition relates to the theme « Disorder ».

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The Eduki Foundation aims to promote awareness of international cooperation. The Foundation provides themed and educational tool packs, organizes visits and meetings with experts and offers an overview of professionals operating in the field of international cooperation.

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The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has just celebrated the first anniversary of one of the world's most wide-ranging Disaster Risk Reduction Agreement (DRR), the Sendai Framework (2015-2030). It was adopted at the Third UN World Conference for DRR on 18 March 2015, in the Japanese city of Sendai.

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The Geneva Health Forum (GHF), created by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, will be held from 19 to 21 April 2016 at the CICG.

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On 11 February 2016, the second edition of TEDxPlaceDesNations: « Transforming Lives » took place at the Palais des Nations. This conference aims to demonstrate, through a series of compelling stories told by a wide range of speakers, the impact of International Geneva’s organisations and individuals on the daily lives of people around the world.

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On the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on April 4, 2016, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) is hosting a series of public events at the Maison de la Paix and Place des Nations to promote knowledge and engagement for mine action.

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The United Nations World Water Development Report titled « Water and Jobs », will be launched on 22 March 2016 in Geneva, during the official World Water Day celebrations at the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) coordinated, jointly with the UN-Habitat, the preparation of the HABITAT III Regional Report on Housing and Urban Development for the UNECE Region.

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It all starts with a simple message: « Clean hands save lives ».

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) audiovisual archives online platform is now available to all. More than 93'000 digitized and downloadable photos, around 1'700 films and over 1'000 audio recordings document the activities of the ICRC and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva, THE Port Association and Impact Hub Geneva will host their hackathon in the field of human rights, on the 26 and 27 February 2016. The Human Rights DiploHack event will bring together diplomats and human rights experts with tec

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Ciné-UN Geneva will screen on February 25, 2016, the documentary film "Human" by photographer and filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Ode to human nature, "Human" is the result of 2020 interviews in 63 languages and 60 countries, interspersed with spectacular aerial images.

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The Webster University 21st International Humanitarian Conference organized in collaboration with the UNHCR and the ICRC, will be held on 18 and 19 February at the CICG in Geneva.

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Coordinated by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), World Cancer Day is taking place on 4 February under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’ and will be exploring how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

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The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will be awarded the Geneva Engage Award on 27 January, as the top international and non-governmental organisation in innovative and efficient use of social media.

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On January 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. However, the organisation said that the job was not over.

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2015

The 71st session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child will be held in Geneva from 12 to 29 January 2016.

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On 10, December 2015 - International Human Rights Day – the first Human Rights Photography Award has rewarded the work of five photographers on the theme of freedom of expression.

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