RUNDOWN FOR THURSDAY 18 APRIL 2024

UN / MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT (8:59)

Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council that the Middle East “is on the precipice” and warned that “one miscalculation, one miscommunication, one mistake, could lead to the unthinkable, a full scale regional conflict that would be devastating for all involved and for the rest of the world.” UNIFEED

 

UN / SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE (1:52)

Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Li Junhua said, “Despite the significant progress, the world faces an infrastructure emergency.” UNIFEED

 

UN / CANADA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS (2:11)

Chief Francis Laceese of Tl'esqox told reporters, “We are here to stand with our indigenous brothers and sisters. We call for an end to the violations of our basic human rights.” UNIFEED

 

UN / LEBANON UPDATE (1:01)

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) reported that tensions are high and the situation remains of deep concern in southern Lebanon, a UN Spokesperson said. UNIFEED
 

UN / PALESTINE MEMBERSHIP VOTE (TO BE PUBLISHED LATER TODAY)

The Security Council is expected to vote later today on Palestine's admission to the UN as a full Member State. UNIFEED

 

WHO / GAZA PATIENTS TRANSFERS (TO BE PUBLISHED SOON)

WHO, in coordination with ICRC and CADUS, transferred four patients and their two companions from Kamal Adwan Hospital in north Gaza to European Gaza Hospital and UK-Med Field Hospital in the south. WHO
 

WHO / PATHOGENS AIR TRANSMISSION REPORT (4:41)

Following consultation with public health agencies and experts, the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a global technical consultation report introducing updated terminology for pathogens that transmit through the air. WHO
 

FAO / QU AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE OPENING (3:49)

Hunger levels in Africa have increased in the past two years, due to lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing conflicts, the climate crisis and economic shocks, but the continent’s possibilities are vast and optimism about the opportunities that lie ahead is in order, FAO’s chief, QU Dongyu said today. FAO

 

IMF / GEORGIEVA GPA PRESSER (2:22)

The world economy is growing at 3.2 percent this year, but war and geopolitical shocks remain a risk, the head of the International Monetary Fund said. IMF