By Cynthia D. Balana
Children whose human rights have been violated can now seek international justice through the United Nations. On Wednesday, the UN General Assembly, enacted an instrument known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC) that was adopted in December 2011.
By Jerome Aning
The Philippines was one of the 138 countries that voted in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution upgrading Palestine’s observer status in the world body.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has warned against settling disputes by armed force, saying at a United Nations meeting that “the cost of conflict is too high in lives lost, in futures destroyed and in what must be done to rebuild.”