Rappler's latest stories on UN General Assembly
Clashes erupted in Marawi in May 2017 as the military tried to capture 'high-value targets' of the Maute Group and the Abu Sayyaf Group. There was no mention of illegal drugs at the time.
'The nations here in United [Nations] should not let this platform be used to threaten others with accountability for taking a tough approach to crime,' says DFA Secretary Teddyboy Locsin, Jr
Climate change, the Amazon, and Metro Manila congestion
'Maria Ressa is a Filipino journalist who stands at 5’2” but stands taller than so many of us in her courage and personal sacrifice for the cause of telling the truth,' says Amal Clooney in her speech
23 fact-checking organizations from 17 countries work together to spot false and misleading claims during the international event
'We'll say the United States is the greatest country in the world,' says US President Donald Trump in a mini-review of his speech
The proposed measure wins 87 votes in the General Assembly, falling short of the required two-thirds majority. Fifty-eight countries oppose the measure and 32 abstain.
PhilCuba says the blockade is an irrational, inhumane policy
The United States, Israel and Australia are the only 3 countries to oppose the measure in the 193-nation assembly
'The recent deadlock is because the US relies on coercive measures which are lethal to trust-building,' North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho tells the UN General Assembly
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem says Damascus would continue 'fighting this sacred battle until we purge all Syrian territories' of both terror groups and 'any illegal foreign presence'
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas says Donald Trump has forfeited his right to be regarded as a neutral broker
Iran 'hasn't abandoned its goal to develop nuclear weapons,' Benjamin Netanyahu tells the UN General Assembly
'All attempts at peace that are made with this group are doomed to fail,' President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi tells the UN General Assembly
Joan Carling joins French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as recipients of the 2018 Champions of the Earth award
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to return to Pyongyang in October to move ahead on efforts for 'the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK'
'I must be honest with you, we're not getting along with their negotiators we think their negotiators have taken advantage of our country for a long time,' US President Donald Trump says of Canada's trade negotiators
Saudi Arabia in November recalled its ambassador from Berlin following the eyebrow-raising resignation of Saad Hariri as Lebanon's prime minister while visiting Riyadh
Health experts call for specific action steps to combat tuberculosis
'I want to normalize it,' says Jacinda Ardern, the first woman leader in the history of the United Nations to take her newborn into the UN General Assembly hall
'Some have chosen the law of the most powerful, but it cannot protect any people,' says French President Emmanuel Macron, who reaffirms his strong backing for multilateralism
UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa calls on nations to unite behind limiting global warming to the less than 2ºC enshrined in the 2015 Paris accord.
Colombia's Ivan Duque says Venezuela should be barred from talks called for September 25 to support countries that have taken in migrants from the country grappling with a severe political and economic crisis
US President Donald Trump hails 'tremendous progress' to halt Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests and says that a year later it is a 'much different time'
130 world leaders are attending the United Nations this week, as well as K-pop sensation BTS, the world's most popular boy band
The president of the UN General Assembly wields a very unusual looking gavel. It is a Viking gavel that is a gift from Iceland, and there’s a very interesting story behind it.
Macron will meet Trump on Monday afternoon before having dinner with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. On Tuesday, the French president will address the assembly and hold talks with Rouhani, an Elysee Palace official says.
Russia's foreign ministry says its troops stationed in ex-Moldova's Transdniestr region (or Transnistria) 'remain a guarantor of peace and stability'
The resolution creates a working group tasked with identifying gaps in international environmental law and determining whether there is a need to a new regulatory structure
The Philippine ambassador to the UN says the country 'should have abstained in deference to the Muslim and non-Muslim member states of ASEAN'
If Secretary Cayetano is to be believed, this means President Duterte's drug war is failing, because the number of drug addicts has doubled since he took office
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also calls on UN member-states to respect Philippine sovereignty and cautions against 'misinformation' on the war on drugs
The United Nations says more than 420,000 Rohingya have fled for safety to Bangladesh in the face of an army campaign in northern Rakhine state that includes rape and the burning of villages
Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is included in the Philippine delegation to the UN event which is not attended by President Rodrigo Duterte nor PCOO chief Martin Andanar
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife previously said she is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly
President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife says she was 'invited' to the high-profile gathering but refuses to say what her role was at the event
(UPDATED) Trump boasts of America's military strength, signals he is ready to rip up a nuclear accord with the 'murderous regime' in Tehran, and berates US foes from Pyongyang to Caracas
A top White House aide says Trump will take aim at 'rogue regimes that threaten world stability and peace'
3rd UPDATE Western powers meeting in Paris called for the resumption of peace talks and for civilians to be allowed to leave Aleppo where tens of thousands have already fled a fierce regime offensive
The General Assembly is expected to adopt a non binding text that demands a complete end to all attacks on civilians and the lifting of all sieges
UPDATED The appointment of the 67 year old polyglot comes at a time of global anxiety over the ongoing war in Syria the refugee crisis and raging conflicts in South Sudan and Yemen
The historic ruling on the West Philippine Sea is final and binding on all parties Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says
UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon warns countries that criminalize homosexuality they are bucking the tide of history
Shinzo Abe: There is no alternative but to say that the threat has now reached a dimension altogether different from what has transpired until now
The global body said 30 states would submit their ratification at the UN General Assembly including Latin American heavyweights Argentina Brazil and Mexico
Before the UN Obama restated the case for multilateralism and an America that knows the limits of its own might
The first ever UN summit on refugees and migrants kicked off a week of high level diplomacy as world leaders take part in the annual General Assembly meeting dominated this year by the conflict in Syria
It is the first time a representative from the Pacific island states was chosen for the largely honorific post in the UN s 71 year history
The UN meeting aimed to address the global drug problem
Over the next 3 days 8 contenders are expected to take the podium before the General Assembly s 193 nations to lay out their vision for the job and answer questions