RUNDOWN FOR FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017

UN / DPRK MINISTERIAL MEETING (3:41) 

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the international community’s “reactive” approach in addressing the North Korean nuclear issue “must come to an end,” adding that “failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences.” UNIFEED 

UN / CHINA WANG YI (1:34) 

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the situation on the Korean Peninsula was under grave tension and at a critical point calling for a “suspension for suspension” approach as a breakthrough for the resumption of peace talks. UNIFEED 

UN / TILLERSON (0:45) 

United States Secretary of State Rex Wayne Tillerson met with Secretary-General António Guterres after presiding a Security Council meeting on North Korea. UNIFEED 

GENEVA / US DEATH PENALTY (2:07) 

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) expressed deep concern about the fourth prison inmate executed in eight days by lethal injection in Arkansas, United States. UNTV CH 

UN / WESTERN SAHARA (0:00) 

The Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution to extend the mandate of the   UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year. UNIFEED 

ROME / FAMINE FAO WFP (2:55) 

The world is facing one of the largest food crises in decades, with 30 million people in four countries — north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — severely food insecure, many on the brink of famine. FAO and WFP are working together to ensure that emergency food assistance is linked to agricultural support as much as possible to save lives, protect livelihoods and build resilience. FAO 

GENEVA / MIGRANTS TORTURE VICTIMS (3:17) 

Two-thirds of the nearly 50,000 victims of torture supported every year by the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture are migrants and refugees, according to the UN Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR).