PH President slams UN, Canada, Washington anew over failed deals

Inquirer.net 09/08/2018

DAVAO CITY— President Duterte slammed the United Nations, Canada and Washington anew, calling them all stupid, over his failed deals to procure helicopters and weapons as part of his modernization program for his military. Speaking at the…

UN refugee agency urges end to Italy migrant standoff

AP 08/25/2018

ROME — The United Nations’ refugee agency is imploring European Union countries to take responsibility for 150 migrants stranded aboard an Italian coast guard ship and urging Italy to let the migrants off the ship immediately. The…

UN: Signing of BOL a landmark achievement

Inquirer.net 07/28/2018

THE United Nations (UN) has welcomed the signing into law of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which it said is a “landmark achievement” in the Mindanao region. The UN’s statement was issued on Friday following President Rodrigo…

UN: International tourist arrivals up 6% in 4 months

AFP 06/28/2018

A RISE in international travel to countries in Asia-Pacific and Europe helped drive up global tourist arrival numbers by 6 percent in the first four months of 2018, exceeding the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization expectations. According…

UAE offers defense in Qatar lawsuit at UN high court

AP 06/28/2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates is defending itself against a lawsuit by Qatar brought before the United Nations’ highest court that accuses it of “discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens.” The UAE began…

Lawyers ask UN to probe attacks on PH judiciary

Inquirer.net 04/19/2018

Groups led by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) have asked the United Nations special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to look into the Duterte administration’s actions that undermine the judiciary and threaten…

World needs ‘greener’ water policies: UN

AFP 03/19/2018

Governments should focus on “greener” policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday. In its 2018…

UN envoy arrives in North Korea

AFP 12/05/2017

A senior United Nations official arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit aimed at defusing soaring tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. Jeffrey Feltman’s visit – the first by a UN diplomat of his…

UN war crimes convict claims to have taken poison in court

AP 11/29/2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal was dramatically halted Wednesday when a former Bosnian Croat military chief claimed to have taken poison. Slobodan Praljak yelled, “I am not a…

PH has fastest growing HIV infections in Asia — UN

AFP, Futch Anthony Inso 08/02/2017

The Philippines has the fastest growing number of HIV infections in Asia, a report by the United Nations and the government showed Tuesday. The nation saw a 140 percent increase in new cases from 2010 to 2016,…

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