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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...