RUNDOWN FOR MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017

SOMALIA / TERRORIST ATTACK (2:43) 

Security officers of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) visited the scene of Saturday’s bomb blast to assess the damage and identify areas of support ahead of a massive cleanup operation. AMISOM 

UN / ROHINGYA JOINT STATEMENT (3:00) 

In a joint statement, three senior UN officials today urged stepped up support to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, describing the situation as “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency.” UNIFEED / FILE 

ROME / FAO WORLD FOOD DAY (2:38) 

On World Food Day, Pope Francis called for governments around the world to help make migration a safer and voluntary choice, arguing that assuring food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts. FAO 

UN / KIRKUK (1:11) 

A UN spokesperson said Secretary-General António Guterres is following very closely developments in the Iraqi Governorate of Kirkuk and appealed to the federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to “avoid further clashes, escalation, or breakdown of law and order.” UNIFEED 

UNFPA / WORLD POPULATION REPORT (1:16) [EMBARGO UNTIL 00:00 GMT 17 OCTOBER 2017] 

A new United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report released today says that inequalities in women’s reproductive health are linked to economic inequality. UNFPA / FILE 

IMF / IMFC WRAP (3:25) 

The world’s financial leaders vowed to work together in a “window of opportunity” to promote the global recovery as the International Monetary and Financial Committee gathered in Washington for its Annual Meetings. IMF