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Evidence suggests Saudi crown prince is liable for Khashoggi murder — U.N. expert

Posted on Thursday, 20 June 2019 01:19 PM | No Comments
Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday...

1 million species threatened with extinction, study says

Posted on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 01:13 PM | No Comments
Scientists warned on Monday (May 6) that species extinction rates are ‘accelerating’ as one million species are threatened with extinction because of humans. This is according to the comprehensive global...

Malacañang: EO creating Zero Hunger task force out soon

Posted on Monday, 29 April 2019 12:41 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign an executive order (EO) seeking to establish a Zero Hunger Task Force, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Monday (April...

UN warns of acute food insecurity worldwide as 113 million experienced hunger in 2018

Posted on Thursday, 4 April 2019 11:11 AM | No Comments
A new joint United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) report released on Tuesday (April 2) showed that approximately 113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food...

U.N. blasts Brunei law on stoning for adultery

Posted on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 04:12 PM | No Comments
The United Nations has slammed the new “cruel and inhuman” law in Brunei imposing death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputations for theft. The new law is...

Environmental activist dubbed ‘terrorist’ by Philippine government wins UN award

Posted on Friday, 28 September 2018 10:17 AM | No Comments
  On the 26th September 2018, Joan Carling was recognized for UN’s highest environmental honor, the prestigious Champions of the Earth Award. Each year the award is presented to those...

UN chief calls for nuclear disarmament at Nagasaki atomic bomb anniversary

Posted on Thursday, 9 August 2018 03:35 PM | No Comments
  United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday (August 9) called for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons at a ceremony marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki....

PH earns praises from UN, EU, Japan for the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law

Posted on Monday, 30 July 2018 10:27 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ enactment of the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) has earned compliments from the international community following its official signing by President Rodrigo Duterte on July...

Mexico market gets makeover as world’s biggest urban art space

Posted on Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:21 AM | No Comments
  Mexico City’s market that never sleeps, the Central de Abasto that sells some 30,000 tonnes of daily produce and merchandise, will now be providing a brand new offering as...

U.S. voices outrage as Syria assumes presidency of U.N. disarmament body

Posted on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 10:43 AM | No Comments
  The U.S. State Department voiced outrage on Tuesday (May 29) over the Syrian government’s assumption of the presidency of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament for the next month, saying...