Some Russians flee Ukraine conscription as Moscow remains defiant at U.N

Reuters 09/23/2022

KYIV/NEW YORK  – Some draft-age Russians rushed to leave the country on Thursday to escape their country’s biggest conscription drive since World War Two, as world powers at the United Nations demanded Moscow be held accountable for alleged…

UN still needs to scrutinize the Philippines

Carlos H. Conde - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2022

Has the human rights situation in the Philippines improved, as some United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) member states want to believe? Since Ferdinand Marcos Jr. became president two months ago, Philippine press reports about killings…

IACAT-MCIAA urged to conduct anti-human trafficking activities

Futch Anthony Inso 07/21/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Council has urged the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), particularly IACAT-Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIAA), to conduct information, education, and communication activities against trafficking. This is in line with the…

World population to hit 8 billion this year; India to overtake China as most populous country in 2023—UN

Agence France Presse 07/11/2022

UNITED NATIONS—The world’s population is expected to reach eight billion on November 15, 2022, the UN forecast Monday in a report that said India will surpass China as the most populous country on earth in 2023. That…

BTS and change

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 06/16/2022

After a musical career spanning nine years, BTS just announced that they will be focusing on their solo activities. They announced this in the most BTS of ways: having a televised hourlong dinner where they exchanged sincere…

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…

COVID-19 may become ‘seasonal’, UN says

03/18/2021

GENEVA, Switzerland  – COVID-19 appears likely to develop into a seasonal disease, the United Nations said Thursday,March 18, 2021, cautioning though against relaxing pandemic-related measures simply based on meteorological factors. More than a year after the novel…

China unleashes another deadly virus

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 01/28/2021

China has unleashed another deadly virus into the world—this time a legal virus that can only roil even more the seething dispute in the South China Sea. Last week China approved a new law, to take effect…

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…

Stuck at sea: Nations urged to help virus-stranded mariners

09/25/2020

PARIS  — Another COVID-19 problem that the U.N. is trying to solve: how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who are trapped at sea because of coronavirus restrictions. Describing the mounting desperation of seafarers who have…

Gov’t must turn into reality Duterte’s assertion of arbitral award

09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, said the government should “put into reality” President Rodrigo Duterte’s assertion in the United Nations that the Philippines will not compromise its arbitral…

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