Posts Tagged United Nations

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...

UN condemns ‘escalating violence’ after 18 died in Myanmar anti-coup protest

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 1, 2021

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), more commonly known as the United Nations Human Rights Office, has condemned the ‘escalating violence’ in Myanmar after 18 were killed...

UN warns against harsh treatment of protesters in Myanmar

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 16, 2021

The United Nations (UN) has warned Myanmar’s military for its harsh treatment of protesters, saying that the “world is watching closely.” In a press briefing, UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq...

UN condemns military takeover in Myanmar

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 1, 2021

The United Nations (UN) condemned the military takeover in Myanmar and the detention of top political leaders and government officials. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the developments in Myanmar “represent...

UN chief calls on world leaders to declare ‘state of climate emergency’

Marje Pelayo   •   December 14, 2020

In his opening remarks at the Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday (December 12), United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a worldwide declaration of “state of climate emergency.”  Such a...

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...

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