RUNDOWN FOR MONDAY 18 JUNE 2018

GENEVA / HRC ZEID  (3:26)

 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on the United States to halt its “unconscionable” policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico. UNTV CH

 

IRAQ / JOLIE EID (2:14)

 

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie said she saw “worst devastation” in all her years with the agency during a visit to the Iraqi city of Mosul to mark Eid al-Fitr. UNHCR

 

UN / MIGRANT CHILDREN (1:09)

 

In a statement read by his spokesperson, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said refugees and migrants should always be treated with “dignity” adding that children “must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents.” UNIFEED

 

LIBYA / GRANDI LOST MIGRANT LIVES (3:33)

 

During his two-day visit to Libya, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi held a solemn moment of silence on Monday on the Libyan coast to remember the thousands of women, men and children who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in search of safety and a better life. 

 

WHO / ICD 11 (3:02)

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) released today its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) reflecting progress in medicine and advances in scientific understanding of diseases. WHO

 

MALI / BURKINA FASO PEACEKEEPERS (1:36)

 

Pascaline Ouedraogo, a 26-years old Sargent in Burkina Faso’s army, was one of United Nations peacekeepers who successfully repealed a complex attack on United Nations base in Timbuktu, Mali on 14 April this year. MINUSMA