Posts Tagged UN

AFP, UN sign strategic plan to protect children in armed conflict

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the United Nations (UN) have signed a strategic plan to protect children in armed conflict. In a statement on Thursday (June...

UN declares Dec. 27 ‘International Day of Epidemic Preparedness’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 8, 2020

The United Nations has declared December 27 as the “International Day of Epidemic Preparedness” in commemoration of the world’s battle against COVID-19. The 193-member UN General Assembly proclaimed the day...

Palace assures no economic impact on loan, deal suspension

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 23, 2019

Malacañang assured that the loan and deal suspension ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte will have no impact on the country’s economy. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said out of the 18...

Palace confirms suspension of loans and deals with countries backing UN rights probe

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 23, 2019

Malacañang confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a memorandum suspending loans and deals with countries backing the Iceland resolution. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo recently denied that there was such...

PNP: No comment on UN resolution to probe human rights situation in the Philippines

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 12, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has not commented on the United Nations (UN) resolution to probe the human rights situation in the Philippines. Out of the 47 countries that are...

DOJ, NBI ready to probe law enforcers over violations in drug operations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 8, 2019

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are ready to probe law enforcers who may have committed violations during drug operations. According to DOJ Secretary...

Evidence suggests Saudi crown prince is liable for Khashoggi murder — U.N. expert

Robie de Guzman   •   June 20, 2019

Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday...

India needs to focus on prevention to stamp out child labor — UN

Robie de Guzman   •   June 12, 2019

Children running around railway tracks in scorching Delhi heat, chasing trains and collecting plastic bottles from bogies to sell as scrap is a common sight at the city’s railway stations....

U.N. blasts Brunei law on stoning for adultery

Robie de Guzman   •   April 2, 2019

The United Nations has slammed the new “cruel and inhuman” law in Brunei imposing death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputations for theft. The new law is...

Climate disasters cause global economic losses to soar, UN says

admin   •   October 11, 2018

  From 1998 to 2017 direct economic losses from natural disasters totaled $2.9 trillion, of which 77 percent was due to extreme weather that is intensifying as the world warms,...


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