RUNDOWN FOR TUESDAY 22 JUNE 2021

UN / AFGHANISTAN (3:52)

The UN’s top diplomat in Afghanistan Deborah Lyons said more than 50 Afghanistan’s 370 districts have fallen to the Taliban since the beginning of May, most of which surround provincial capitals, “suggesting that the Taliban are positioning themselves to try and take these capitals once foreign forces are fully withdrawn.” UNIFEED

WORLD BANK / AFRICA COVID-19 VACCINES (4:24)

In a boost to the African Union’s target to vaccinate 60 percent of the continent’s population by 2022, the World Bank and the AU announced a partnership to support the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) initiative with resources to allow countries to purchase and deploy vaccines for up to 400 million people across Africa. WORLD BANK

SOUTH SUDAN / SEXUAL VIOLENCE CONFLICT WORKSHOP (0:00)

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is stepping up efforts to support the Government of South Sudan in trying to end conflict-related sexual violence. UNMISS

UN / PALESTINE HUMANITARIAN RECOVERY APPEAL (1:08)

A UN Spokesperson told reporters that “the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, better known as UNRWA, is launching a $164 million humanitarian and early recovery appeal following the hostilities in Gaza in May.” UNIFEED

OHCHR / BACHELET NICARAGUA (2:58)

At the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, expressed concern about an “accelerated deterioration in the human rights situation” in Nicaragua and said, “this makes it less possible for Nicaraguans to fully exercise their political rights in the 7 November elections." UNTV CH

OHCHR / BACHELET IRAN (2:45)

At the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, expressed concern about “widespread use” of the death penalty in Iran “and its arbitrary imposition for a range of acts that under international law do not constitute ‘most serious crimes.’" UNTV CH