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UN General Assembly: A 75-year journey toward the future we want

NEW YORK: The United Nations came into existence at a time of great despair when the penholders of its founding document dared to imagine...

Biodiversity loss could be making us sick — here’s why

BY 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in towns and cities. Urban living brings many benefits, but city dwellers...

Time for cushioning the most vulnerable in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK: After decades of impressive growth, for the first time, Southeast Asia is experiencing a drop in measured human development. The economic fall-out from...

Southeast Asia has a chance to build back better post-pandemic

BY SAMIRA SADEQUE UNITED NATIONS: Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back...

The good, the bad and the ugly

BY JOAQUIN ROY MIAMI: In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of...

Neglected, sacrificed: Societies have failed older persons amid the Covid-19 pandemic

NEW YORK: The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is devastating on older persons. The numbers are staggering — more than 80 percent of the fatalities because...

Involve marginalized groups to make food systems more climate-resilient

ROTTERDAM/THE HAGUE: At last week’s 2020 High Level Political Forum, United Nations member-states discussed how to get back on track to achieve the Sustainable...

Include Indigenous Peoples in Covid-19 response

KATHMANDU: In Nepal the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis has been especially hard on Indigenous Peoples (IPs). We had to learn a new vocabulary...

The Charter of the United Nations after 75 years: Personal reflections

NEW YORK: The Charter of the United Nations is not only the constituent instrument of the UN as an organization. It is a multilateral...

A determined path to the SDGs in 2030 despite Covid-19 pandemic

BANGKOK: As lockdowns ease in countries across Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, one thing is...

China eases travel restrictions for Europeans

BEIJING: China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders...

Palace assures public: Duterte won’t intervene in Enchanis probe

MALACANANG on Wednesday assured the public that President Rodrigo Duterte would not intervene in the case of slain National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Randall...

PH clinical trials up for Russian vaccine, Japanese drug

THE Philippines will meet with the Russian manufacturer of a vaccine being marketed  as a cure for the coronavirus disease for possible clinical trials,...

Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

WASHINGTON, D.C.: No, Russia is not having a Sputnik moment. The announcement Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was the first to...

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent Covid-19

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to...