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PH hosts global webinar on disaster preparedness

The Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) shows collaborative private sector preparedness for and recovery from disasters in the Philippines:

(L-R) PLDT Chairman and PDRF Co-Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, PDRF President Rene S. Meily, IBM Philippines President and CGM Mariels Almeda Winhoffer, Ayala Corp Chairman, CEO and PDRF Co-Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, NCC Co-Chair and PDRF Advisor Guillermo Luz

The Philippines will host a global webinar this Wednesday night, November 26, on building disaster management partnerships.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UN experts recommend new sanctions on terrorists

In this Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, citizen journalism image provided by an anti-Bashar Assad activist group Edlib News Network (ENN), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, rebels from al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, sit on a truck full of ammunition at Taftanaz air base, that was captured by the rebels in Idlib province, northern Syria. AP

A United Nations (UN) panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida is recommending new sanctions that would authorize the seizure of tanker trucks carrying oil from areas in Syria and Iraq controlled by the Islamic State group or the Nusra Front.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN confronts North Korea over crimes against humanity

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, left, meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 27, 2014. AP /Jason DeCrow

UNITED NATIONS, United States―The United Nations is preparing to confront North Korea over its dismal rights record with a key vote this week that could compel Pyongyang to answer to crimes against humanity. A UN General Assembly committee will vote Tuesday on a resolution drafted by the European Union and Japan condemning human rights abuses […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN resolution aims to improve journalists’ safety

Min Ko Naing, center, a leading democracy activist, holds a black T-shirt reading "Stop killing press" as he meets with journalists who are walking to collect signatures from members of the media, in Yangon, Myanmar, on Aug. 4, 2012. Myanmar said it had abolished media censorship on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in the latest in a series of rapid democratic reforms.  AP PHOTO/KHIN MAUNG WIN

Nearly 50 countries are co-sponsoring a U.N. resolution that condemns attacks against journalists and the failure to punish those responsible for killing, torturing, kidnapping and arbitrarily arresting media workers.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN Ebola chief optimistic of future drop in cases

David Nabarro

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s Ebola chief said an extraordinary global response over the past month has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in 2015, though he cautioned that the fight to contain the disease is not even a quarter done. “Until the last case of Ebola is under treatment, we have to stay […]

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in World | Read More »