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The Duterte administration 'fully rejects' findings of the UN human rights office that government actions are shrinking civic space for legitimate dissent and leading to serious abuses
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns that some of the massacres and attacks behind the killings and displacement 'may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes'
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says a new vaccine against the coronavirus has to be available to everyone across the world
The United Nations Human Rights Office warns that the Philippines' anti-terrorism bill 'dilutes human rights safeguards' and is 'even more problematic' than the current Human Security Act
This is noteworthy because to open a formal investigation, where summonses and arrest orders can be issued, the ICC must establish that the Philippines is unable or unwilling to investigate on its own
United Nations Human Rights Office says 'police repeatedly recovered guns bearing the same serial numbers from different victims in different locations'
Widespread killings and abuses 'suggest that [Duterte]'s public comments may have incited violence and may have had the effect of encouraging, backing, or even ordering human rights violations with impunity'
Duterte's focus on 'real and inflated' security threats leads to serious rights violations – U.N. report
(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Office says human rights violations in the Philippines have been 'reinforced by harmful rhetoric from high-level officials,' some rising 'to the level of incitement to violence'
The report by the United Nations says the Duterte goverment's 'heavy-handed' focus on national security threats has led to serious human rights abuses
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet says arrests 'for expressing discontent or allegedly spreading false information through the press and social media' have been reported in the Philippines and 11 other countries
'This virus is exposing endemic inequalities that have too long been ignored,' says Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
From aircraft disinfection to passengers traveling light, here are the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization
Read the communication where Indonesia backs the 2016 Hague ruling the Philippines won against China
The UN's climate science advisory panel makes it clear that time is not on our side
'This is another example of the Chinese Communist Party's fear of transparency and international accountability for its actions,' Washington's UN mission says
The World Tourism Organization proposes that tourists be allowed to travel between countries at low risk of coronavirus contagion
Conflicts have continued to rage in Libya, Yemen, and elsewhere
But the United Nations Command's investigation is 'unable to definitively determine' whether the North's gunshots were fired 'intentionally or by mistake'
The contents of Myanmar's report will remain confidential until its judges decide to make it public
The United Nations also expects Latin America's economy to shrink by an estimated 5.3% in 2020 – the worst fall since 1930
The reported capture of Al-Watiya comes after a weeks-long siege by pro-Government of National Accord forces of the base, where Khalifa Haftar had stationed aircraft for bombing runs against his rivals
Poorer nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America could see an additional 1.2 million infants die over the period
The German-Estonian text makes no mention of the World Health Organization
'Regrettably, our Western partners, and their allies, insisted on holding this meeting behind closed doors in an informal setting despite the slogans of openness and transparency of the Security Council,' says Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia
A six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to more than 500,000 extra deaths in the region in 2020-2021, according to the WHO and UNAIDS
There have been reports of targeted killings and bombings in Syria, many of which take place in populated areas
The US delegation in the UN Security Council says that their country cannot support the draft resolution calling for a ceasefire
The International Atomic Energy Agency has received requests from 119 member states for test equipment to supply more than 200 laboratories. Of them, 18 have already received supplies, including the Philippines.
'The pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering,' Antonio Guterres says
The coronavirus pandemic has plunged international tourism into its worst crisis since records began in 1950, says the World Tourism Organization
Surface-based weather observations have also declined, especially in Africa and parts of Central and South America where many stations are run manually
The new call of the United Nations for donations comes as 9 more countries are added to the list of priority countries: Benin, Djibouti, Liberia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zimbabwe
The UN warns that the pandemic may be presenting some drug smugglers and organized criminals with new opportunities
The UN warns traffickers 'may become more active and prey on people who are even more vulnerable than before because they have lost their source of income due to measures to control the virus'
Washington and Beijing remain at loggerheads over how to refer to the World Health Organization in the text. China 'insists on a mention of the World Health Organization' in the text, while the United States does not want it.
While some content creators have themselves opted to make their artistic products available, Francis Gurry, the head of the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization, voiced concern that numerous requests are coming in for IP 'exceptions... for the cultural sector to disregard copyright'
'Shooting, detaining, or abusing someone for breaking a curfew because they are desperately searching for food is clearly an unacceptable and unlawful response,' UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet says
Employers should also provide mental health support for staff, ILO says
'A world free of COVID-19 requires the most massive public health effort in history,' says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
'A free media is always essential, but we have never depended on it more than we do during this pandemic,' says UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet
'This is a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to all interested designers from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste
Unicef says it is investing around P85 million in the next 3 years to support the Department of Health and other partners in increasing immunization coverage in the country
The UN special envoy also highlights the need to protect children as they face the consequences of the pandemic
The United Nations says around $1 trillion of debt owed by the hardest-hit developing countries should be forgiven
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says: 'Civic space and press freedom are critical. Civil society organizations and the private sector have essential roles to play. And in all we do, let's never forget: The threat is the virus, not people.'
The UN's World Meteorological Organization says it is time to flatten the curve on climate change as well, with its impact on the planet 'reaching a crescendo' in the past 5 years
Roughly 826 million students have no home computer and some 706 million no internet at a time when 'distance learning' is the only option available for most
The non-binding resolution irks the United States.... [for highlighting] the 'crucial leading role' of the World Health Organization, which President Donald Trump has strongly criticized
Trump announces a 60-day pause in the issuing of 'green cards' to people seeking permanent residency in the US