Message of the Executive Secretary in the observance of INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, 10 December 2020
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Message of the Executive Secretary in the observance of INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, 10 December 2020
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The Philippines as Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for this year, led by Ambassador Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., organized the ASEAN Family Day which was held on 19 September 2017 in Astoria Park, New York. The Permanent Representatives of 10 ASEAN Member States to the United Nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, its officers and staff and their families actively participated the event.
Musical performance generously provided by Australian-American violinist, Ms. Adele Anthony.
Expert Marivil Villa Valles of the Philippine Permanent Mission to the UN addresses the UN Fifth Committee during the Opening Session of the 75th UN General Assembly to discuss the Administrative and Budgetary Aspects of Financing UN Peacekeeping Operations.
Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo joins a discussion on “The Protection of Persons Affected by Sea Rise” keynoted by Professor Patricia Galvao Teles, Co-Chair of the International Law Commission Study Group on Sea Level Rise convened by Ambassador Francisco Duarte of the Portuguese Mission.
Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo and Under-Secretary General Vladimir Voronkov further enhance robust cooperation between the Philippines and the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism.
04 January 2021, New York - The Fifth Committee concluded its Main Session of the 75th UNGA on 31 December 2020, adopting 16 resolutions and 15 decisions of the Committee.
Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Enrique A.
Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo today formally presented his credentials as Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
12 August 2020, New York – At the UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate (VTC) on “Pandemics and the Challenges of Sustaining Peace” today under the Council Presidency of Indonesia, the Philippines recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the gains already achieved in finding just and lasting peace in conflict-affected areas.
On Thursday, 06 August 2020, two (2) high-school student teams from the Philippines will compete as finalists at the 2020 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition with the theme “Reducing Individual Impacts.”
DFA Undersecretary Sarah Lou Y. Arriola Amb. Enrique A. Manalo
Photo: H.E. Fortunato T. Dela Peña, Secretary of Science and Technology, details DOST’s health system apps and innovations in the country’s COVID-19 response and recovery strategy.
The Philippines underscored the importance of a geographically-diverse and gender-balanced international and skilled workforce in realizing the goal of a UN that works.
Minister Ariel Rodelas Peñaranda, Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York, stresses the importance of the protection of critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks and information manipulation.
UNIO Assistant Secretary Noralyn Jubaira-Baja delivers the Philippine statement at the General Debate of the 2020 C-34 Substantive Session. AFP MGEN Andres C. Centino, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (J-3), is part of the Philippine delegation to the session.
NEW YORK, 18 February 2020 – The Philippines was elected today as Chair of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization.
Ms. Adoracion Navarro, Undersecretary, National Economic Development Authority, delivers a keynote speech at the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Ms. Adoracion Navarro, Undersecretary, National Economic Development Authority, delivers the PH statement at the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on Social Development
Twin events in New York, Tel-Aviv remember President Quezon’s open door policy that saved 1,300 European Jews fleeing the Holocaust
New York City and Tel-Aviv, 27 January – Twin events organized by the Philippines in partnership with B’Nai B’rith were held concurrently in New York City and Tel-Aviv last January 27 to pay tribute to the legacy of Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon, whose Open Door policy saved close to 1,300 European Jews fleeing Hitler in the eve of the Holocaust.
Left Photo: Minister Leila Lora-Santos of the Philippine Mission to UN, as G77 Coordinator, conducts negotiations of the CBD resolution.
Photo caption: LEFT: Ms. Rozelin Rochette D.J. Sol, Attaché and Second Committee Adviser of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines, negotiating on the resolution on Human Resources Development with Nepal, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China during the Second Committee Work.
Ms. Leila C. Lora-Santos, Minister at the Philippine Mission to the UN, as G77 and China Co-Coordinator, conducts negotiations on resolution on the “Development Cooperation with Middle-income Countries”
Philippine Chargé d’Affaires Kira Azucena delivering the national statement at the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber
Left photo: Philippine Chargé d’Affaires Kira Christianne D. Azucena delivers opening remarks for the exhibit
Right photo: Children read passages displayed in the exhibit and cut the ceremonial ribbon.
04 November 2019, New York – At the United Nations Security Council, the Philippines, speaking on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), highlighted its commitment to the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda on 04 November 2019.
NYPM CDA Ariel R. Peñaranda delivers congratulatory remarks for the work of the Office of Internal Oversight Service.
Photo caption: Minister Ariel R. Peñaranda at United Nations headquarters in New York
11 October 2019, New York – The Philippines reaffirmed its commitment to the promotion, protection and fulfillment of the rights of children at a plenary meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on 10 October 2019.
Photo caption: Mr. Ariel Rodelas Peñaranda, Minister and Chargé d’ affaires, a.i., of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations
Photo caption: Kira Christianne D. Azucena, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’ affaires, a.i. , of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations.
H.E. PH Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. delivered an intervention during the UN High Level side event “70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions: Investing Humanity through Multilateralism”
Undersecretary Enrique A. Manalo of the Department of Foreign Affairs with Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict
Photo caption: (left) Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. and panelists at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly
COA Chair Michael Aguinaldo committed Ambassador Kira Christianne D. Azucena presents
to ensuring transparency, accountability the COA team representing the 200 UN auditors
and independence if COA gets the of which 80% are women.
Heads of Permanent Missions of ASEAN Member States to the UN in traditional ASEAN handshake
07 July 2019, New York – The officers and staff of the Philippine Mission to the UN in New York and their families joined the ASEAN Family Day held today at the Vajiradhammadip Temple, Centereach, New York.
NYPM Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. and Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. Kira D. Azucena signs a poster of the Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations in a symbolic ceremony to launch activities for the 75th anniversary of the Organization in 2020, held at the GA Hall on 26 June 2019.
NYPM Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. and Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. Kira D. Azucena signs a
poster of the Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations in a symbolic ceremony to launch
activities for the 75th anniversary of the Organization in 2020, held at the GA Hall on 26 June 2019.
UN Photo by Mr. Eskinder Debebe
Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. speaking at the commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Ms. Carmen Zubiaga, OIC of the Philippine National Council on Disability Affairs delivers the Philippine statement at the 12th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
NYPM First Secretary Angelito Nayan conveyed the Philippines support for the UN Department of Global Communications (formerly, the Department of Public Information) as a “responsible messenger” of the UN, providing accurate, dependable, factual and reliable information during the Opening (41st) Session of the Committee on Information at the UNHQ.
Second Secretary Maria Roseny Fangco delivers statement at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
1 May 2019, New York – Philippine Mission to the United Nations Second Secretary Maria Roseny Fangco underscored the Philippine government’s commitment to work towards the full realization of the human rights and development of all indigenous peoples in the country.
Mr. Peñaranda, flanked by Ms. Marvie Misolas of Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (Left) and Ms. Elsa Muttathu of International Presentation Association (Right), discusses programs undertaken by the government to preserve Philippine indigenous languages at the sidelines of the 18th Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Deputy Permanent Representative Kira Christianne D. Azucena delivers the Philippine Statement at the 10th Session of the OEWGA at the UNHQ in New York on 15 April 2019 highlighting Philippine programs for older persons
H.E. Ms. Kira Christianne D. Azucena, Charge d’affaires, a.i, and ECOSOC Vice-President, underscores FinTech and financial inclusion towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
Photo caption: 11 April 2019, New York – Ms. Kira Christianne D. Azucena, Chargé ď affaires, a.i. and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, enumerated government measures to showcase initiatives promoting decent work and protecting the rights and welfare of Filipino workers at home and overseas. END
Photo caption: 1 April 2019, New York – Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia of the National Economic and Development Authority highlights the Philippine Government’s policy actions to advance population and development agenda. END
09 April 2019, New York - National Youth Commission Assistant Secretary Paul Anthony Pangilinan showcases the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) as a best practice including and empowering the youth in nation-building and policy-making at the 8th ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York. (END)
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana outlined the Philippine Pledge for UN Peacekeeping Operations before the UN General Assembly during the 2019 UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial’s session on “Performance” held at the General Assembly Hall, UNHQ, on 29 March 2019.
Photo caption: 28 March 2019, New York – Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. speaking before the United Nations General Assembly High-Level meeting on Climate Change and Sustainable Development for All, emphasizes the need for global climate action to address climate change. (Photo by: UN/Manuel Elias)
The Philippine delegation at the UN Security Council headed by Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. at the open debate on combating the financing of terrorism (Photo credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)
PCW Chairperson Rhodora Bucoy delivers the Philippine statement during the general discussion of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women
DSWD Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan participates at the Ministerial Roundtable of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women
17 January 2019 - The Philippines, as ECOSOC Vice President, led the discussions on “Fintech and Financial Inclusion” during a working lunch of the ECOSOC Bureau with the Executive Directors and Senior Staff of the World Bank Group last 17 January 2019 in Washington DC.
NEW YORK, 09 October 2018 – “The rule of law would be a self-mockery if it was not dependable, predictable and protective of human rights. And democracy would be mob rule—the worst kind—if its purpose was not the enforcement of human rights.”
NEW YORK, 04 October 2018 – The Philippines addresses terrorism and violent extremism though a “whole of nation” approach, and affirms its rejection of “terrorism in all its manifestations wherever, by whomever, and against whomsoever committed—and whatever the excuse.”
Honorable Undersecretary Enrique A. Manalo, Department of Foreign Affairs, delivers Philippine Statement supporting global efforts against total elimination of nuclear weapons.
NEDA Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon presents at the United Nations the Philippine experience in applying the multidimensional index (MPI) to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions.
Permanent Representative Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. shares the Philippine government’s efforts in promoting the welfare of girls in emergency situations.
Special Envoy of the President to UNICEF Monica Prieto-Teodoro discusses her priorities on child and youth protection with UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.
Ambassador Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivers the Philippine Statement during the UN Security Council’s Open Debate on “Mediation and the Settlement of Disputes” held at the Security Council Chamber, UNHQ on 29 August 2018.
Permanent Representative Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. acts as Panelist in the discussions to stop trafficking in children and young people
NEW YORK, 26 July 2018 – The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elects H.E. Mr. Teodoro L. Locsin, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as Vice-President to represent the Asia and the Pacific Group during the ECOSOC Organization Meeting, the first meeting of its 2019 session held on 26 July 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Permanent Representative Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. delivers the Opening Remarks at the launching of the anti-trafficking advocacy guidebook
Permanent Representative Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. highlights the Philippines’ effort to support the elderly and calls for more productive cooperation with CHR
Mr. Candido Astrologo, Assistant National Statistician, reaffirms the Philippines’ commitment to scale up disaggregated data, responsive to the needs of the poorest and the most marginalized and facilitative in monitoring the country’s attainment of sustainable development goals. (Photo by: Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data)
New York, 05 July 2018 - Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez highlighted the need for balance among Member states national fiscal, economic and public health priorities at the panel on “Political Leadership and Accountability” during the Interactive Hearing as part of the preparatory process toward the third High-Level Meeting on NCDs in September 2018.
NEW YORK – Secretary Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr., National Security Adviser and Director-General of the National Security Council, met with H.E. Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), at the sidelines of the first High-level Conference of the Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States on 28-29 June 2018 at UN Headquarters, New York.
Minister Ms. Leila C. Lora-Santos underscores linkage between nature and the SDGs at the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations Headquarters. (Photo by NYPM)
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Ms. Kira Christianne D. Azucena delivers intervention at the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations Headquarters. (Photo by IISD/ENB-Kiara Worth)
Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. delivers the Philippine statement during the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict.
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Ms. Kira Christianne D. Azucena delivers the statement introducing the ECOSOC Resolution on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative Teodoro L. Locsin Jr delivers his presentation on MSMEs and youth entrepreneurship at the UN Headquarters, New York
Special Envoy on Transnational Crime Mr. Bruce Concepcion highlights the importance of international cooperation and capacity building assistance while respecting national sovereignty in fighting the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons in the Philippine statetment at the Third Review Conference of the Programme of Action last June 18 in New York
Ambassador Teodoro Locsin Jr., delivering the sponsorship statement before the UN General Assembly on the resolution to declare 16 June as International Day on Family Remittances. (Photo Credits to the UN Photo Library)
12 June 2018, New York, - The Philippines led the United Nations General Assembly in adopting by consensus today a landmark resolution declaring 16 June as the International Day on Family Remittances.
Commissioner Leah Tanodra-Armamento of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines traces the country’s leadership on the issue of Persons with Disabilities back to the 1970s at a meeting to launch the UN Flagship Report on PWDs.
Permanent Representative H.E. Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. reaffirms the Philippine government’s commitment to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities at the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 12 June 2018.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative Teodoro L. Locsin delivers brief intervention at the commemoration of World Environment Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
NYPM Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. and Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. Kira D. Azucena (second from right) joins other Member States in celebrating “Peace is…Co-Existence” event at the UN Visitors Lobby on 18 May 2018.
NYPM Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. and Deputy Permanent Representative Ms. Kira D. Azucena addresses the United Nations General Assembly during the commemorative ceremony of the 2018 International Day of Vesak held at the GA Hall on 01 May 2018.
Friday, 27 October 2017
Photo Credit: UN Photo/Kim Haughton
23 November 2016, New York City- Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations
in New York Lourdes 0. Yparraguirre underscored the empowerment of local
communities and public-private partnership as critical elements in the Philippines' national
strategy to protect critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks.
In a statement delivered at the Arria-formula meeting convened by the government
of Ukraine at the United Nations headquarters on 21 November, Ambassador
New York, 25 January 2017 --The Philippine peace process took center stage at separate highlevel
meetings at the United Nations on January 23 and 24 in New York.
Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process Secretary Jesus G. Dureza addressed the
General Assembly at the High-Level Dialogue on "Building Sustainable Peace for all: Synergies
between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace" in the morning of
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs conveyed the Philippine Government’s appreciation to the United Nations for the expressions of sympathy and solidarity from the international community.
21 April 2016, New York – The Philippines has started steps to implement its own Development Agenda vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
NEW YORK, 09 November 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) re- elects the Philippines to the UN Commission on International Trade Law, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the UN reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs today.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected the Philippines for a fourth term to serve in the UN Human Rights Council, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations in New York reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs today.
NEW YORK, 16 October 2015 – Following Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario’s recent call for the United Nations to affirm international law as the great equalizer among States, however powerful or weak, the Philippine Mission to the world body welcomed the international community’s growing recognition that developments in the South China Sea/West Philippines Sea maritime disputes concern the international community as a whole.
NEW YORK CITY, 13 October 2015 – The key role played by Filipino women in coming up with a peace agreement in the Southern Philippines was highlighted today at the United Nations Security Council.
NEW YORK, 12 October 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly today unanimously approved the appointment by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon of COA Commissioner Heidi S. Mendoza as Under-Secretary General of the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).
NEW YORK, 07 October 2015 – The Philippines joined Morocco and Georgia in creating a UN Group of Friends (GoF) of CBRN Risk Mitigation and Security Governance that will promote CBRN related topics in the United Nations.
02 October 2015 – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario met with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on the sidelines of the 70th UN General Assembly to discuss furthering bilateral cooperation.
03 October 2015 – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario urged the United Nations and the international community to continue supporting the peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea.
03 October 2015, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario met with AES Corporation CEO Andres Gluski on the sidelines of the 70th UN General Assembly to discuss the expansion program of the power firm’s business operations in the Philippines.
03 October 2015 – The Philippines reaffirmed its steadfast commitment to the rule of law and sustainable development through key priority areas in the United Nations.
01 October 2015 – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario and UK Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Rt. Hon. Hugo Swire, reaffirmed strong Philippines-United Kingdom partnership when they met on September 29 on the sidelines of the 70th UN General Assembly.
NEW YORK, 29 September 2015 – Undersecretary for Policy Evan P. Garcia deposits the Philippines’ Instrument of Accession to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity to United Nations Treaty Section Chief Santiago Villalpando.
30 September 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, lauded the Philippines for “doing extremely well in financial inclusion, in a meeting today with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario on the sidelines of the 70th UN General Assembly.
29 September 2015 – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario met with Millennium Challenge Account (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde to discuss prospects for the 2nd Philippine Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Compact in 2016.
24 September 2015 – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario was conferred a Doctor of Laws degree (honoris causa) by the College of Mount Saint Vincent, the alma mater of the late President Corazon Aquino, in New York today.
ADDIS ABABA, 17 July 2015 – “Good governance is good economics.” This was the message highlighted by National Treasurer Roberto B. Tan at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13 to 16 July 2015.
PH COMMITTED TO HELP IN GLOBAL RESPONSE AGAINST EBOLA
PH Cites Good Governance As Key In Meeting MDGs and Post-2015 Dev't Targets
Philippines Echoes "Manila Call to Action on Climate Change" at UN High Level Event
In line with the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations hosted a National Day reception attended by diplomats from various Permanent Missions here.
NEW YORK, 12 June 2015 – The Philippines today stressed before the United Nations that China’s expansionist policy claiming almost all of the South China Sea should concern the international community as a whole.
NEW YORK, 10 June 2015 – “The South China Sea is already in an environmental crisis,” Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations, told about a hundred UN legal experts in a forum organized by the Philippines that focused on the protection and preservation of the marine environment.
PHL Calls for Urgent and Concrete Actions to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons
PHL PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE AND PRESIDENT OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY EXCHANGE VIEWS ON PHL PRIORITIES IN THE UN
PH PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
PHILIPPINE MISSION RECEIVES STUDENT-DELEGATES TO THE 2015 NATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS
PH RECOURSE TO SETTLE CONFLICT IN WEST PHILIPPINE SEA CONSISTENT WITH PRINCIPLES OF UN CHARTER
NEW YORK, 18 February 2015 – The Philippines continued its strong call for reforms in United Nations peacekeeping operations to ensure the safety and security of peacekeepers.
PRESS RELEASE : Press Statement of Secretary Albert F. del Rosario on the Submission of the Philippines' Memorial to the Arbitral Tribunal