RUNDOWN FOR MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018

UN / DPRK (2:45)

A Senior United Nations official told the Security Council that “there continue to be signs the DPRK is maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.” UNIFEED

UN / AFGHANISTAN (2:54)

Ahead of next month’s elections, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto urged all political actors and institutions in the country to “act responsibly, and to think of the Afghan people, bearing in mind the country’s bitter past.” UNIFEED

UN / PGA ESPINOSA PRESSER (0:00)

Upon being sworn in as the 73rd President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés the first woman from Latin America to hold the position, vowed to “strengthen multilateralism” and said, “the only way to solve the global problems is through a collective, cooperative approach.” UNIFEED      

UN / PGA ESPINOSA INTERVIEW (2:22)

The incoming President of the 73rd session of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of Ecuador, vowed to work “towards the strengthening of the multilateral system and the revitalization of the United Nations” and to “work hard to deliver better” during her tenure. UNIFEED

UNICEF / CHILD MORTALITY (3:24) [EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 GMT 18 SEPTEMBER 2018]

An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group. UNIFEED / FILE