UN rights chief denounces ‘unacceptable’ charges of terrorism by Philippine’s Duterte against UN expert

Flinging terrorism charges at a United Nations human rights expert is just one act in a litany of profane and inflammatory comments made by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte against the rapporteur, prompting the UN rights chief to questions the leader’s mental stability.

News in Brief 09 March 2018

  • UN rights chief says Philippine President needs “psychiatric evaluation”
  • UN and partners complete aid delivery to eastern Ghouta
  • Marked increase in violent attacks on health care in Syria
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ICC to open separate initial examinations of Philippines ‘war on drugs;’ Venezuela protests

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on Thursday that she will open preliminary examinations into the so-called “war on drugs” campaign launched by the Government of the Philippines and, separately analyze alleged crimes committed by Venezuela related to the demonstrations and ongoing political unrest there.

News In Brief 08 February 2018

  • Philippines, Venezuela focus of ICC preliminary examinations
  • Stay “one step ahead” of ISIL, UN counter-terrorism chief urges Security Council
  • FAO appeal aims to “restore” livelihoods in 26 countries fighting hunger
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News in Brief 26 December 2017

UN budget for the biennium 2018-2019

The UN General Assembly on Sunday approved a nearly $5.4 billion budget for the Organization for the biennium 2018-2019.

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Field teams working 'around the clock' in wake of deadly storm in the Philippines – UNICEF

Relief supplies prepositioned by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are ready for dispatch to areas of Philippines hit by Tropical Storm Tembin (known locally as “Vinta”) and its field teams are working around the clock to assess the scale of damage, the UN agency has said.

UN stands ready to support the Philippines in aftermath of deadly storm – Secretary-General

Expressing sadness at the loss of lives and devastation in the Philippines caused by Tropical Storm Tembin, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Saturday that the Organization stands ready to provide support.

News in Brief 23 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Philippines urged to stop attacks and killings in anti-drugs campaign

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Fight against drugs and crime aims to protect law-abiding people, Philippines tells UN

The Philippines’ battle against corruption, crime and illegal drugs seeks to protect the human rights of peaceful law-abiding people, the country’s top foreign affairs official said today at the United Nations General Assembly.

“Urgent action” needed by Philippines over “spiralling” violations

The government of the Philippines needs to take “urgent action” to address a “spiralling” series of human rights violations, including the summary execution of children.

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