Tag: United Nations

WHO warns pandemic will escalate if basics aren’t followed

During a media briefing held on July 13, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that if countries continue on the path they are...

UN accuses Asian nations of censorship during pandemic

The UN rights chief warned Wednesday that China and other Asian countries were using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to clamp down on...

WHO and UN haven’t declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a “pandemic”, but CNN has

Global news network CNN  has begun using the term "pandemic" to describe the COVID-19 outbreak, despite the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United...

Dr M urges nations to fight climate change but defends Malaysia’s palm oil industry

Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged countries to prepare to fight against climate change and the natural disasters it brings instead of starting wars against one...

Netizens are still reacting to blogger Xiaxue’s “cringe” comments on Greta Thunberg’s UN speech

On Monday, Singaporean blogger Xiaxue made waves on Instagram when she posted her strong opinions in reaction to Greta Thunberg's impassioned speech to the...

PM Lee stresses need for “small states” to cooperate against wars and climate change

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong emphasized that Singapore must work together with other small states to advance common interests and overcome challenges. PM Lee addressed...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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