RUNDOWN FOR FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

GENEVA / LIBYA MIGRANT SHOOTING (2:07)

The death of a Sudanese man in Libya who was shot after being returned to shore by the coastguard has been condemned by UN humanitarian agencies, who on Friday reiterated their call for the war-torn country’s migrant detention centres to close. UNTV CH

UN / PALESTINE ISRAEL (4:13)

During a Security Council meeting to discuss the Palestinian question, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said, “there is no other viable solution to end the conflict. Those who continue to support a two-State outcome must acknowledge that derailing that prospect means that Palestinians and Israelis are facing a grim future of perpetual occupation, endless violence and threats to regional stability.” UNIFEED

UN / PEACE BELL (2:14)

Ringing the Peace Bell on the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked on Friday, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called “on combatants around the world to lay down their arms and observe a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.” UNIFEED

SOUTH SUDAN / PEACE DAY (0:00)

The political leaders of war-torn South Sudan came together in song and dance with the country’s future leaders at a special event in the capital Juba to celebrate the International Day of Peace. UNMISS

UN / GUTERRES INTERVIEW (4:24)

Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday (18 Sep) sat down with newly appointed Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming to discuss the issues that will be at the forefront during next week high-level events at United Nations Headquarters in New York. UNIFEED

ETHIOPIA / SOMALI REFUGEES (3:00)

Worsening drought and insecurity caused by Al Shabab have forced more than 5,000 Somalis to seek refuge in Ethiopia so far this year – about four times the total number that crossed the border in 2018. UNHCR

UNICEF / CLIMATE STRIKE (0:00)

Thousands of people marched for climate justice in New York City, ahead of next week’s United Nations' climate summit. UNICEF

UN / STAFF CLIMATE ACTION (1:24)

Voicing solidarity with climate marches worldwide, United Nations staff members today gathered outside of the Organization’s New York Headquarters to declare their commitment to a greener and more sustainable future. UNIFEED

IFC / FOSSIL FUEL GENERATORS (2:39)

A new International Finance Corporation (IFC) report calls for eliminating diesel and gasoline generators and replacing them for superior solar alternatives. IFC