Tag: United Nations

Policymakers ‘in the dark’ on sexual orientation and gender identity: UN

As Pride Month is celebrated this June, one independent expert from the United Nations voiced out concerns that there was very little data surrounding violence and discrimination targeted against the LGBTQ community, and that much of the world “is in the dark” about their...

Philippine’s ‘anti-narcotics campaign’ should never be duplicated by any nation – UN chief

The violent and bloody approach of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to eliminate the drug problem in the Philippines should never be replicated by other countries in the world. This was stressed by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in her statement during...

Singapore files UNCLOS declaration to settle maritime dispute with negotiations

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday, December 14, announced that Singapore filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at the United Nations in New York on December 12, for the...

Human rights – long road ahead on the shoulders of giants

By Howard Lee A major event that happened this week at the other side of the world from Singapore would have escaped the attention of most Singaporeans, and although it had everything to do with our little nation state, few would see it bearing any consequence...

History: From night-soil buckets to World Toilet Day

A trip down the memory lane to a lesser known fact of life in Singapore, just over 25 years ago – the night-soil bucket system Few months back, Singapore placed its first-ever resolution before the UN's General Assembly of 193 members. Titled “Sanitation for all”,...