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UN chief appeals to international community: strive for peace in 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 2 – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on New Year’s day called on the international community to strive for peace in 2017. January 1st this year is his first day as UN chief. Guterres noted that millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars […]

UN General Assembly appoints Antonio Guterres as new Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 — The UN General Assembly is scheduled to appoint Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2017. According to a letter sent by General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Tuesday, the date for the appointment has […]

World is getting crowded as India overgrows China in population

Not very surprising to know but still is worth getting a second look here. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information that the world population will increase from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 9 billion in 2040. With India becoming the most populous country in 2026, surpassing […]

UN Sec Gen: Nearly 21-M people enslaved in the world today

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 3 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday nearly 21 million people are enslaved in the world today and that the international community has a responsibility to end this outrage. Slavery has many modern forms, from the children toiling as domestic servants, farmhands and factory […]

PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle

Video: PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle — Ambassador Lazaro PARIS, France, Nov. 30 — President Aquino was able to put in place the principles and regulations addressing climate change in the country and the next leader should strengthen those guidelines, the country’s ambassador to France said during an […]

P-Noy’s COP21 Paris visit includes Italian side-trip

Malacanang on Thursday said President Benigno S. Aquino III will attend the 21st Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 30. The working visit will enable Aquino to further expand Philippine bilateral ties and cooperation with the Holy See, France, and […]

UN’s Ban Ki-moon bats for compromise on climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on world leaders to step up their efforts to eliminate their differences in order to reach an agreement in Paris in late November on tackling the climate challenge for the global community. “With two weeks left before the start of COP-21, it is […]

Hague starts hearing of Philippine – China arbitration case on Nov. 24

The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will hold a one-week hearing starting Nov. 24 on the Philippines’ case challenging China’s enormous claim on disputed South China (West Philippine) sea territories. “Oral hearing on the merits of the Philippines-China arbitration case under Annex VII of the United Nations […]

UNICEF: Stronger El Nino endanger lives of 11-M children

An estimated 11 million children are at risk of hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Nino, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) […]

Powerful explosions kill 95, injures many at peace rally in Ankara

At least 95 people were killed and 246 injured after two suspected suicide bombings struck a peace rally Saturday in Turkey’s capital Ankara, the Turkish prime minister’s office said. Some of the wounded are in intensive care, the office said. The two blasts occurred seconds apart shortly after 10 a.m. […]

Pope Francis in the USA – Visit to the United Nations

Pope Francis in the USA – Visit to the United Nations After spending his first days in Washington, D.C., the Holy Father visits New York, this time to speak before the United Nations General Assembly. Watch the live stream event and check out the message of Pope Francis. Scheduled for […]

UNFPA supports Albay due its high pro-creative population which tops the region and all provinces in the program

LEGAZPI CITY, April 11 — UNFPA supports Albay due to its high pro-creative population which tops the region and all participating provinces in the program. The country representative in the Philippines of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Klaus Bleck, has lauded the very proactive, engaged and being good partner […]

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Powerful explosions kill 95, injures many at peace rally in Ankara

At least 95 people were killed and 246 injured after two suspected suicide bombings struck a peace rally Saturday in Turkey’s capital Ankara, the Turkish prime minister’s office said. Some of the wounded are in intensive care, the office said. The two blasts occurred seconds apart shortly after 10 a.m. […]

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P-Noy’s COP21 Paris visit includes Italian side-trip

Malacanang on Thursday said President Benigno S. Aquino III will attend the 21st Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 30. The working visit will enable Aquino to further expand Philippine bilateral ties and cooperation with the Holy See, France, and […]

UN Sec Gen: Nearly 21-M people enslaved in the world today

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 3 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday nearly 21 million people are enslaved in the world today and that the international community has a responsibility to end this outrage. Slavery has many modern forms, from the children toiling as domestic servants, farmhands and factory […]

UN General Assembly appoints Antonio Guterres as new Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 — The UN General Assembly is scheduled to appoint Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2017. According to a letter sent by General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Tuesday, the date for the appointment has […]

World is getting crowded as India overgrows China in population

Not very surprising to know but still is worth getting a second look here. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information that the world population will increase from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 9 billion in 2040. With India becoming the most populous country in 2026, surpassing […]

UN chief appeals to international community: strive for peace in 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 2 – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on New Year’s day called on the international community to strive for peace in 2017. January 1st this year is his first day as UN chief. Guterres noted that millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars […]

PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle

Video: PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle — Ambassador Lazaro PARIS, France, Nov. 30 — President Aquino was able to put in place the principles and regulations addressing climate change in the country and the next leader should strengthen those guidelines, the country’s ambassador to France said during an […]

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World is getting crowded as India overgrows China in population

Not very surprising to know but still is worth getting a second look here. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information that the world population will increase from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 9 billion in 2040. With India becoming the most populous country in 2026, surpassing […]

Pope Francis in the USA – Visit to the United Nations

Pope Francis in the USA – Visit to the United Nations After spending his first days in Washington, D.C., the Holy Father visits New York, this time to speak before the United Nations General Assembly. Watch the live stream event and check out the message of Pope Francis. Scheduled for […]

UN General Assembly appoints Antonio Guterres as new Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 — The UN General Assembly is scheduled to appoint Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2017. According to a letter sent by General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Tuesday, the date for the appointment has […]

Powerful explosions kill 95, injures many at peace rally in Ankara

At least 95 people were killed and 246 injured after two suspected suicide bombings struck a peace rally Saturday in Turkey’s capital Ankara, the Turkish prime minister’s office said. Some of the wounded are in intensive care, the office said. The two blasts occurred seconds apart shortly after 10 a.m. […]