Posts Tagged United Nations

Reduce meat consumption to curb global warming — U.N. report

Marje Pelayo   •   August 9, 2019

Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects...

CJ Bersamin on UNHRC reso: Other countries cannot intervene in PH affairs

Marje Pelayo   •   July 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin called the United Nation Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) adoption of a resolution to probe human rights situation in the country as ‘minority’ since...

Senators divided over PH’s possible withdrawal from UN human rights body

Marje Pelayo   •   July 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s tweet about the Philippines’ possible withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) earned mixed reactions from members of the...

DOJ, NBI ready to probe law enforcers over violations in drug operations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 8, 2019

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are ready to probe law enforcers who may have committed violations during drug operations. According to DOJ Secretary...

40 tons of plastic removed from the Pacific Ocean

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 2, 2019

Sausalito, CA—A non-profit organization has removed around 40 tons of plastic, including fishing nets, from the Pacific Ocean. The Ocean Voyages Institute has completed a 25-day clean up which is...

U.N. rights chief expresses serious concern over deaths in Phl anti-drug ops

Maris Federez   •   June 26, 2019

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has expressed serious concern over the reported number of deaths in the Philippines in the government’s anti-drug operations. In her opening...

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

Robie de Guzman   •   June 20, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 7, 2019

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

Robie de Guzman   •   April 29, 2019

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

Maris Federez   •   April 4, 2019

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...

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