RUNDOWN FOR TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2017

GENEVA / IRAQ MOSUL UPDATE (2:23)

As Iraqi forces launch an offensive to capture the western part of Mosul city from ISIL, the protection and shelter of displaced civilians must again be a top priority, UN agencies said today in Geneva. UNTV CH

UN / CHURKIN TRIBUTE (3:05)

Members of the United Nations Security Council today paid tribute to their late colleague Vitaly Churkin of Russia with a minute of silence and passing remarks describing him as “a diplomatic giant” and “a fierce negotiator”. UNIFEED

OHCHR / GADDAFI MEMBERS TRIAL (1:00)

A United Nations (UN) report published today said the trial of former members of the Gaddafi regime represented a major effort by the Libyan judiciary to hold people accountable for crimes during the 2011 Revolution but ultimately failed to meet international fair trial standards. OHCHR

SOUTH SUDAN / PRESIDENT SALVA KIIR (2:56)

President Salva Kiir has outlined his priorities on improving South Sudan’s image both regionally and globally, as he seeks to mend strained relations with the United Nations. UNMISS

UNICEF / CHILDREN HUNGER (1:55)

The UN Children’s Fund warned today that almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. UNICEF

UN / UKRAINE WRAP (3:35)

United States (US) ambassador Nikki Haley said her government believes it is possible to have a better relationship with Russia but this could not “come at the expense of the security of our European friends and allies” calling on Russia to “respect” Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. UNIFEED

GENEVA / ROAD SAFETY FILM FESTIVAL (2:29)

The US film “Reflections from Inside Dawn” addressing drunk-driving and produced by the non-governmental organization “We Save Lives” won today in Geneva the Grand Prix of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival. UNTV CH