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…

Climate change could turn oceans from friend to foe, UN report warns

09/20/2019

PARIS — Global warming and pollution caused by humanity’s carbon-heavy footprint are ravaging Earth’s oceans and icy regions in ways that could unleash misery on a global scale, a landmark United Nations report to be unveiled next…

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

08/23/2019

BANGKOK — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and…

UN underpass project, road widening component in limbo

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fate of the underpass project in Mandaue City’s UN Avenue remains in the limbo after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) moved to terminate the P711-million contract with Leyte-based BM…

Earth’s ozone layer is healing–UN

AP 11/08/2018

Washington — The earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientists raised the…

UN: Adopt paradigm shift to avert global climate chaos

AFP 10/08/2018

Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented in scale,” the UN said Monday in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster.…

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…

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