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Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before death

Paris -- Former UN chief Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, lashed out at the state of global leadership in an exclusive interview with...

Kofi Annan: the UN’s ‘rock star’ secretary-general

United Nations -- Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war...

UN chief says migration is ‘inevitable’

Lørenskog, Norway -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that migration, which is currently posing serious challenges to political leaders around the world,...

People smugglers make billions: UN report

Vienna, Austria -- People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report...

Philippines’ Duterte tells UN expert to ‘go to hell’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday told a United Nations rights expert to "go to hell" over criticism of the Philippine leader for threatening the...

Japan flags new suspected North Korea sanctions breach

Tokyo -- Japan said Friday it had reported to the UN a suspected sanctions violation by North Korea involving a ship-to-ship transfer, days after...

Global economy to grow faster than expected in 2018-19 at 3.2%:...

United Nations -- The global economy is set to expand faster than expected in 2018 and 2019, the United Nations said Thursday, predicting a...

Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns

Geneva -- A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such...

SC to Sol-Gen: Submit drug war records

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) en banc on Tuesday gave the Office of the Solicitor-General (OSG) 15 days to submit to the high court records...

UN offers assistance to Philippines’ rehab program for drug users

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has offered to provide assistance to the Philippine government in its rehabilitation efforts for drug...

UN human rights chief says Duterte needs psychiatric evaluation

GENEVA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's slurs against U.N. human rights activists suggest he needs to see a psychiatrist, U.N. High Commissioner for Human...

UN experts: Abuses in Mindanao could intensify

GENEVA -- A Muslim indigenous community on the Philippine island of Mindanao has suffered widespread human rights abuses that could intensify with President Rodrigo...

ESCAP cuts Philippine GDP growth projections

THE UNITED NATIONS’ (UN) regional development arm has lowered its Philippine economic expansion forecasts for 2017 and 2018, even as the country will still...

Duterte gov’t asserts right to reject UN members’ recommendations on EJKs

THE ADMINISTRATION under President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday stood firm on its position rejecting recommendations of the United Nations’ (UN) 44 member states...

Cayetano to United Nations: Aim of drug war is to ‘save...

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano defended the Philippine government’s drug war before the United Nations (UN) on Saturday (New York time), saying...

US Ambassador Haley: UN has exhausted options on North Korea

WASHINGTON -- US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday the UN Security Council has run out of options on containing...

UN’s FAO gearing up for role in Marawi rehab agriculture UN...

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he briefed senior officials of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on assistance and rehabilitation efforts...

UN chief: Save the oceans to avert ‘global catastrophe’

UNITED NATIONS (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently urged countries to put aside national gain to save the oceans and avert a “global catastrophe”...

Last five years were hottest on record, more signs heat is...

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO — The past five years were the hottest on record with mounting evidence that heat waves, floods, and rising sea levels are...

Spend climate cash smartly to make it stretch, experts urge

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO — When heavy rains hit the tiny West African nation of Togo in September, filling a hydropower dam close to overflowing, the...

World Goal: No girl left behind in 2030

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman There are about 125 million 10-year-old children living in the world today. These children, according to the United Nations...

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer: UN body

PARIS — Drinking very hot beverages “probably” causes cancer of the esophagus, the UN’s cancer agency said on Wednesday, while lifting suspicion from coffee...