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Gov’t ready to face UN inquiry into drug war — Justice...

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Friday that the Philippine government is ready should the United Nations start a probe into the administration’s war on drugs, this after Reuters reported that Iceland has submitted a draft resolution calling for an investigation into the alleged killings related to the drug war.

Palace not fazed should UN probe push through

MALACAÑANG expressed confidence that the call by the special rapporteurs of the United Nations (UN) for an independent investigation into alleged human rights violations in the Philippines will have no impact on the country’s membership in the international body.

Another UN rapporteur draws ire of Malacañang

MALACAÑANG ON Thursday lambasted United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) Michel Forst for asking the Philippine government to “review and desist from employing counter-insurgency measures which result in extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, and human rights violations” in the country.

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...

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...

Duterte to ‘revisit’ UN West Philippine Sea ruling ‘at the right...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed that he will revisit “at the right time” a United Nations ruling that upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over...

Cayetano: UN High Commissioner Zeid ‘being used’ to destabilize gov’t

The Philippines’ top diplomat on Friday said United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is being used to destabilize...

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...

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...

The Five Key Decisions Made in the UN Climate Deal in...

ENVOYS to the United Nations (UN) climate talks handed down a 31-page document on Saturday outlining their boldest steps yet to rein in global...

Big Oil, make way for Big Solar. The Winners and Losers...

SAVING the world isn’t going to be cheap. If you sell oil, coal or old-fashioned cars, that threatens disaster. For makers of stuff like...