RUNDOWN FOR MONDAY 11 DECEMBER 2017

UN / DPRK (3:45) 

During a Security Council meeting on the situation of the human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a senior UN official cited a “pattern of serious human rights violations and lack of progress on issues such as family reunions and the abduction issues.” UNIFEED 

BUENOS AIRES / WTO CONFERENCE (2:54) 

The eleventh World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference opened in Buenos Aires on 10 December, with a forceful declaration by four Latin American presidents in support of the Organization and its guardianship of the multilateral trading system. WTO 

SOMALIA / PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS (2:56) 

A new United Nations (UN) report said armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need. UNSOM 

UN / WESP 2018 (2:32) 

According to the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 (WESP 2018), the world economy has strengthened as lingering fragilities related to the global financial crisis subside. In 2017, global economic growth reached three percent, the highest growth rate since 2011. UNIFEED 

UN / HUMAN RIGHTS DAY (2:28) 

During an event to commemorate the Human Rights Day, UN chief António Guterres reaffirmed his commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and pledged to raise his voice, take action, and stand up for the rights of the peoples. UNIFEED 

DRC / TANZANIAN PEACEKEEPERS TRIBUTE (1:35) 

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history. MONUSCO