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Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 03/04/2022

The Ukrainians are fighting and resisting a little too hard, frustrating Russian President Vladimir Putin who did not expect such spirited defiance. Financial and economic sanctions against Putin, his cabal of crony oligarchs, and Russia itself by…

UN warns of dire global impact of a Russian invasion of Ukraine

Agence France Presse 02/24/2022

United Nations, United States — A United Nations meeting on Ukraine Wednesday heard that a full-scale Russian invasion of the country would have a devastating global impact that would likely spark a new “refugee crisis.” The United States…

Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds, UN to launch Gaza aid appeal

Reuters 05/24/2021

JERUSALEM/GAZA — A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas held into a third day on Sunday as mediators spoke to all sides about extending the period of calm after the worst outbreak of fighting in years. Egyptian mediators…

Duterte to UN: Pandemic pushed PH to boost health systems

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 12/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses of society, prompting the Philippines to prioritize strengthening its health systems, President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday before the United Nations. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of…

UN: Philippines gets P182 million int’l aid for typhoon victims

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 11/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations (UN) has announced P182 million worth of aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines. The European Union, Sweden, Australia, United States, Germany, and New Zealand were among those that extended assistance…

China’s UN envoy: Beat virus before probing its origins

05/07/2020

China will not invite international experts to investigate the source of COVID-19 until the “final victory” over the virus, Beijing’s UN ambassador in Geneva said Wednesday. China’s priority is first beating the pandemic — and secondly countering…

China UN envoy says no intl virus source probe before pandemic over

05/06/2020

GENEVA, Switzerland–China will not prioritise inviting international experts in to investigate the source of COVID-19 until after the pandemic is beaten, Beijing’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva said Wednesday. “The top priority, for the time being,…

Coronavirus pandemic poses big challenges for UN peacekeeping operations

04/09/2020

UNITED NATIONS —  With 110,000 peacekeepers deployed in more than a dozen countries around a world now ravaged by the coronavirus, the United Nations faces twin challenges: keeping those soldiers safe and, more importantly, persuading governments not…

UN launches COVID-19 global humanitarian response plan

03/26/2020

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday launched a 2-billion-US-dollar global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. “COVID-19 is menacing the whole of humanity, and so the…

Advocacy groups report rise of human rights cases in PH to UN

Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/01/2020

Six months after the signing of an Iceland-led resolution on the Philippines that was adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council, a network of faith-based and rights organizations in the Philippines have submitted reports to the…

Cebuano visual artist only Filipino to exhibit art work in United Nations SEA of Solutions

Immae Lachica 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Another talented Cebuano visual artist has made it to the international stage. Francis Sollano, 35, a social practice artist from Cebu is the only Filipino artist who was invited to exhibit his creation at the…

UN chief urges restraint as global protests unfurl

Associated Press 10/05/2019

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General António Guterres is responding to the recent wave of street protests in many countries with a reminder that freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are fundamental rights — and an appeal to security…

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