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Philippines affirms commitment to the rule of law at United Nation’s Annual Debate

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 15:00

 

 

 

 

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.”

Philippines underscores “whole of nation” approach to address terrorism, and violent extremism

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 15:00

 

 

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.”

PH showcases best practice in national efforts to eradicate poverty through the multidimensional poverty index (MPI)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 13:15

 

 

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.

 

Philippines Reaffirms Commitment on Mediation during UN Security Council Open Debate; Shares Key Developments on the Peace Process

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 21:00

      

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippines assumes Vice-Presidency of the Economic and Social Council for the Asia Pacific Group

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 17:30

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.

PH champions Inclusive Data Charter to ensure that no one is left behind in the country’s sustainable development policies and programs

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 13:15

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)

 

Members of the House of Representatives highlight Philippine initiatives, challenges in preventing, controlling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in UN meeting

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 20:15

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.

 

SECRETARY ESPERON DISCUSSES PH-UN COOPERATION ON COUNTER-TERRORISM

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 15:45

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.

 

PH shares government efforts, challenges in curbing illicit trade of small arms and light weapons at Third UNPoA Review Conference in New York

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 19:45

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

 

PHILIPPINES LEADS ADOPTION OF UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION TO DECLARE 16 JUNE AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILY REMITTANCES

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 16:30

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.

Philippine Mission to the UN Highlights the Importance of Data on Disability, Sponsors a Discussion of the UN Flagship Report on Persons With Disabilities

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 17:30

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.

PH reaffirms commitment to implement CRPD, advance rights of persons with disabilities

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 20:00

 

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.  

 

 

Philippine Mission Joins UN General Assembly’s Commemorative Ceremony on the 2018 International Day of Vesak

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 18:00

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arria Formula Meeting on Protecting Critical Infrastructeures

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 15:30

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

Philippine peace process highlighted at UN forums

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 15:15

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

PH welcomes growing global support for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 17:30

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.

 

UNITED NATIONS AFFIRMS APPOINTMENT OF FILIPINO AUDITOR AS UN OVERSIGHT CHIEF

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 09:00

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).

PHL TEAMS UP WITH MOROCCO AND GEORGIA TO FORM UN GROUP OF FRIENDS OF CBRN RISK MITIGATION AND SECURITY GOVERNANCE

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 09:15

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.

FILIPINO AUDITOR TO BE APPOINTED AS UNITED NATIONS UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR INTERNAL OVERSIGHT

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 08:45
06 October 2015 – The Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his intention today to appoint Philippine Commission on Audit (COA) Acting Chairperson Heidi L. Mendoza to the position of Under-Secretary-General (USG) of the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).

PHILIPPINES AND AUSTRALIA READY FOR COMPREHENSIVE PARTNERSHIP, TO COOPERATE ON IRREGULAR MIGRATION

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 15:30

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.

SECRETARY DEL ROSARIO MEETS GLOBAL FIRM AES CORP. FOR EXPANSION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN PHL

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 15:30

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.

PHL URGES UN, INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES IN THE WEST PHILIPPINES SEA

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 15:30

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.

SECRETARY DEL ROSARIO, UK MINISTER SWIRE REAFFIRM STRONG PHL-UK TIES

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:45

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.

PHILIPPINES DEPOSITS INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION TO THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL ON ACCESS TO GENETIC RESOURCES AND THE FAIR AND EQUITABLE SHARING OF BENEFITS

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 09:45

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.

QUEEN MAXIMA LAUDS PHL FOR DOING EXTREMELY WELL IN FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN MEETING WITH DFA CHIEF

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:45

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.

SECRETARY DEL ROSARIO, MCC CEO DISCUSS PROSPECTS FOR SECOND COMPACT FOR PHILIPPINES

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:45

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.

FULL CIRCLE FOR THE DFA CHIEF: RECEIVES HONORARY LAW DEGREE FROM THE COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT- NEW YORK

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:45

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.

PH Cites Good Governance As Good Economics In Financing For Development Conference

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 13:15

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.

Philippine Mission to the United Nations Celebrates 117th Anniversary of Philippine Independence

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 18:30

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.

Philippines Raises Concern on Environmental Crisis in South China Sea, Calls for Regional and Global Cooperation

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:15

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.

Amidst New Operational Challenges, PH Calls for Reforms in UN Peacekeeping Operations to Ensure Safety of Peacekeepers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 15:00

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.