Posts Tagged United Nations

Duterte to join first virtual UN General Assembly debate

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will join the United Nations (UN) General Assembly beginning Tuesday (September 22) where he will address more than 190 state and government leaders. Due...

UN aid chief to G20 nations: ‘step up now or pay the price later’ for COVID

UNTV News   •   July 17, 2020

Coronavirus support to poor countries has been so far “grossly inadequate and that’s dangerously shortsighted,” U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock said on Thursday (July 16) as he asked wealthy countries...

U.N. expert deems U.S. drone strike on Iran’s Soleimani an ‘unlawful’ killing

UNTV News   •   July 10, 2020

The January U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law, a U.N. human rights investigator said...

Lacson blasts UN official for calling on Duterte not to sign Anti-Terror bill

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson has criticized a United Nations official for urging President Rodrigo Duterte not to sign the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill. In a statement, Lacson expressed doubt...

UN warns of global mental health crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic

UNTV News   •   May 14, 2020

A mental illness crisis is looming as millions of people worldwide are surrounded by death and disease and forced into isolation, poverty and anxiety by the pandemic of COVID-19, United...

Support for WHO vital in united fight against COVID-19: UN chief

UNTV News   •   April 15, 2020

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) must be supported, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump’ announcement of halting his country’s funding to the...

Joma Sison concedes to UN’s call for a global ceasefire

Marje Pelayo   •   March 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Communist leader Jose Maria Sison has taken a cue from the United Nations (UN) to agree on a ceasefire with the government at this time of health...

UN calls for global ceasefire as coronavirus rages on

Marje Pelayo   •   March 25, 2020

REUTERS – Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday (March 23) called for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. “It is time to put armed conflict...

U.N. asks world leaders to fight virus-spawned discrimination

UNTV News   •   February 27, 2020

United Nations human rights guardian Michelle Bachelet urged the global community on Thursday (February 27) to show solidarity with people of ethnic Asian origin subject to discrimination amid an outbreak...

‘How dare you?’ and ‘The rapist is you’: 2 powerful phrases from 2019

UNTV News   •   December 23, 2019

MADRID/SANTIAGO– This year, two short but powerful phrases have been added to our collective memory: “How dare you?” which teenage Swedish activist spat at world leaders faced with the climate...

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