Posts Tagged United Nations

North Korea fires projectile; tells UN it has ‘right to test weapons’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 28, 2021

North Korea on Tuesday  fired an unidentified projectile into the Sea of Japan. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato during a press conference on Tuesday confirmed that a suspected ballistic...

UN secretary general says world is getting ‘F in ethics’ amid vaccine supply inequality

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 22, 2021

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has slammed world leaders for the inequity in the supply of COVID-19 vaccines. Guterres said wealthier countries have vaccinated a majority of their population...

Duterte calls UN ‘inadequate,’ urges to ‘reform itself’

Marje Pelayo   •   September 22, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said the United Nations (UN) needs to reform itself as it “no longer reflects the political and economic realities of the...

UN urges nations to receive Afghan refugees, refrain from deportations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 17, 2021

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres is urging all countries to be willing to receive Afghan refugees and refrain from deportations. Guterres also called on all nations to...

Death toll from 7.2 earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,400

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 17, 2021

Death toll from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on August 14 has reached 1,400. In addition to the fatalities, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Afghanistan president flees the country as Taliban forces enter the capital

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 16, 2021

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday (August 15) as Taliban fighters entered the presidential palace. Ghani, in his Facebook page, said he left the country to avoid...

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-HRC to probe possible war crimes amid Israel-Gaza conflict

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UN-HRC) has launched an international investigation into alleged crimes committed during the conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza. The UN-HRC...

UN on Israel-Gaza tension: Fighting must stop

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 17, 2021

Amid the rising tensions between Israel and Gaza, the United Nations (UN) has called for cessation of violence. Over 40 were killed in the latest airstrikes of Israel on Gaza...

More people are experiencing severe hunger in Democratic Republic of the Congo — UN

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 7, 2021

The United Nations has raised concerns after the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has a record-high level of acute hunger. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and...

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