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PH moves one notch up in UN human dev’t report

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The Philippines improved slightly in the 2014 UN Development Report that measures income, education and life expectancy, but managed to stay in the middle bracket of all the countries assessed.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN body opens ‘Glenda’ task force

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Children at Delpan evacuation center in Tondo, Manila at the height of the Typhoon Glenda. JOAN BONDOC

The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines had put up a “Glenda” Task Force as the international aid community went on standby while monitoring the strongest howler to hit the country in eight months.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH ranks 6-7 on disaster readiness; could do better

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On a scale of 1 to 10—with 10 being the highest—the Philippines ranks “somewhere between 6 and 7” as far its level of preparedness for natural disasters is concerned.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN exec lauds PH for disaster risk reduction initiatives

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The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in Asia that have made “striking paradigm shifts” in disaster risk reduction and management, according to the head of the Geneva-based United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China seeks UN support in Vietnam maritime spat

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China has accused Vietnam of damaging peace and stability, state media said Tuesday, as it sought to drum up support at the United Nations in an ongoing territorial row.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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