Singapore, FAO inks agreement on improving food and nutrition security

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Singapore, FAO inks agreement on improving food and nutrition security 

SINGAPORE, June 9 — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Singapore on Tuesday signed a deal to improve food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia, the first agreement for both sides since Singapore joined the FAO in 2013.

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Belgium donates 18.75 mln euros to UN agency helping Palestinian refugees

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Belgium donates 18.75 mln euros to UN agency helping Palestinian refugees 

BRUSSELS, May 20 — The Belgian government has released 18.75 million euros (20.80 million U.S. dollars) for UNRWA, the United Nations agency responsible for the aiding of Palestinian refugees, local media reported Wednesday.

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UN says over 300,000 need emergency aid in South Sudan state

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN says over 300,000 need emergency aid in South Sudan state 

KHARTOUM, May 11 — The United Nations said on Monday that more than 300,000 people need emergency relief in South Sudan' s oil-rich Unity State.

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UN special envoy on Ebola to hold video link press conference on April 8

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By Ben Cal

MANILA, April 2 (PNA) – Dr. David Nabarro, United Nations special envoy on Ebola, will discuss with Filipino journalists on the progress of the global Ebola virus and on issues hampering the response during a press conference via video-link from New York on April 8.

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Sri Lankan president to review interim report on war missing

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lankan president to review interim report on war missing 

COLOMBO, March 16 — Sri Lanka's special presidential commission appointed to investigate over 20,000 cases of people that went missing during the nearly three decades of war is to hand in an interim report to President Maithripala Sirisena this week, the President Media Unit said in a statement on Monday.

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Parliamentarians seek creation of ‘truly independent’ human rights institutions

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Parliamentarians seek creation of ‘truly independent’ human rights institutions 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 16 (PNA) – Legislators from the different parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region have come out with five recommendations that would push the work of human rights promotions, including creation of "truly independent national and regional human rights institutions."

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5.5B people have limited or no access to pain relief medication: INCB

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on 5.5B people have limited or no access to pain relief medication: INCB 

UNITED NATIONS, March 4 — The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) on Tuesday warned that three quarters of the world or an estimated 5.5 billion people worldwide have limited or no access to pain relief medications, a UN spokesperson said here.

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Egyptian President calls on UN to intervene in Libya

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Egyptian President calls on UN to intervene in Libya 

PARIS, Feb. 17 — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday urged a United Nations resolution giving the green light to an international coalition's operation in Libya where Islamist fighters threaten to rock the region's security.

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DSWD confers 'PaNata Ko sa Bayan' awards to development partners

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on DSWD confers 'PaNata Ko sa Bayan' awards to development partners 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) conferred awards on Thursday to international development partners/donors, corporate institutions, individual and group volunteers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders that have been contributing to the advancement of the agency’s various programs.

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UNICEF appeals for help for children affected by violence in Ukraine

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNICEF appeals for help for children affected by violence in Ukraine 

GENEVA, Jan. 28 — Over 1,000 children are forced to seek refuge in underground bomb shelters in Donetsk city amid the ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

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