RUNDOWN FOR MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2017

IMF / WEO UPDATE (2:44) 

Global growth should improve in the next two years, but there is still a risk that trade wars and inward looking economic policies may slow that pace, the IMF announced in the World Economic Outlook Update Monday in Washington, DC. IMF 

SYRIA / BESIEGED FAMILIES (1:33) 

In a joint statement, the heads of the UN’s main humanitarian bodies appealed once more for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country. FILE 

SOUTH SUDAN / HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT (0:53) 

Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped, according to a United Nations report released today. FILE