Posts Tagged by United Nations

UNICEF says sex can stop fighting

MANILA — Women in the southern Philippines brought peace to their strife-torn village by threatening to withhold sex if their men kept fighting, the UN refugee agency reported. The “sex… Read More


06 June 2011 United Nations, New York Speakers during the Informal Discussion on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue Initiatives and Ideas co-sponsored by the Philippine Mission to the UN, the UNESCO… Read More

DFA orders UN mission to probe funds

MANILA, Philippines?The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has ordered Philippine representatives to the United Nations to investigate reports that millions of pesos in UN reimbursements for Filipino peacekeeping missions were diverted to a slush fund for retiring military chiefs of staff. Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo said he instructed the Philippine mission in New York to check with UN offices concerned if there were such funds issued in 2000 representing reimbursements for peacekeeping… Read More

San Pablo bishop launches campaign vs RH bill

SAN PABLO CITY, Philippines?The diocese of San Pablo, Laguna, is launching a campaign among its 2.6 million faithful to oppose and reject the reproductive health bill pending in Congress. ‘This will be our collective response against the threat of the pending passage of the RH bill in Congress,’ Bishop Leo Drona said… Read More

‘PH unlikely to meet education goal’

MANILA, Philippines?Washington believes the Philippines is ‘unlikely’ to meet its second Millennium Development Goal, which is achieving universal primary education, by 2015, according to a report by the US Embassy in Manila that was furnished the Inquirer. The embassy cited, among other things, the 2010 Education-for-All Global Monitoring Report in which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) referred to the Philippines as a ‘country that should not have had difficulty in meeting its targets.’ Adult illiteracy up But ‘despite policy, curricular and programatic changes, key performance indicators, particularly for basic education, have either stagnated… Read More

UN agency says rice, food prices rising anew

MANILA, Philippines?Even without an impending food crisis, the prices of rice and other commodities are on the rise, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and it is up to grain-importing countries like the Philippines, the world’s top rice buyer, to minimize volatility by improving local production and minimizing speculation. ‘There is an upside to the price of food items, including rice,’ Rolando Dy, an agribusiness economist with the University of Asia and the… Read More

Food security group bats for state control over irrigation

MANILA, Philippines?Food security advocates on Monday warned of more serious food crisis and increasing rural poverty as a result of the push by international financial institutions such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to privatize essential services such as irrigation. Read More

Sex education now a reality

MANILA, Philippines?Besides worrying about classroom shortages, textbook errors, and large classes, some teachers will now also have to worry about teaching sex education as more than 23 million students go back to schools on Tuesday. Despite opposition from the Catholic Church and some parents, the Department of Education (DepEd) will push through this school year with the pilot-testing of sex education in 80 elementary schools and 79 high schools around the country. The DepEd has been teaching sex education before as it was integrated in other subjects like Biology, but this time the Church is protesting a specific project of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to introduce the… Read More

‘Ondoy’ sign of ‘ignored elephant’

MANILA, Philippines?Lourdes Francisco, 43, wasn’t just a witness to the terrible fury of climate change; she was also a victim. For that was what Storm ‘Ondoy’ (international codename: Ketsana) was all about, experts say, when it swept across Luzon starting on Sept. Read More

RP to get $3M from UN crisis fund

MANILA, Philippines?The Philippines stands to receive $3 million from the United Nations to boost its humanitarian response to underfunded emergencies. The amount is part of the $100 million which the UN allocated early this week as assistance to 14 ongoing but underfunded emergencies, ranging from Afghanistan to Yemen, where people… Read More

UN: RP trails Tanzania, Zambia in education

MANILA, Philippines?The United Nations has warned that the Philippines is in danger of leaving the poor behind when it comes to their education. Read More

Top UN official urges probe into ‘monstrous’ Philippines attack

Irina Gueorguieva Bokova27 November 2009 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today urged the Government of the Philippines to investigate the 23 November attack on a convoy in the province… Read More

Funding shortfall hampering relief efforts in storm-battered Philippines – UN

Thousands of people in Viet Nam and the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Mirinae11 November 2009 – The United Nations humanitarian wing said today that relief efforts following the recent storms that battered the Philippines are being hampered by funding shortages, noting that only $26… Read More

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UN starts sending high energy food

MANILA – As the United Nations started shipping tons of high energy foods for distribution to the victims of the floods in the Philippines, Malacañang assured the people that the… Read More

RP not set for climate change

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine agencies have a low capacity to adapt to climate change, according to a self-assessment workshop conducted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Read More

UN seeks $74-M for flood victims

UNITED NATIons – The United Nations has issued an immediate appeal for the international community to pledge emergency assistance to the Philippines following massive devastation from storm “Ondoy.” The UN… Read More

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