UN News stories

3 stories found over the past 45 days
UNESCO condemns murder of journalist in the Philippines

28 December 2016 – Condemning the murder of Filipino journalist Larry Que on 19 December, the head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has called on authorities to investigate his death.

UN rights chief calls for murder investigation after Philippine President admits to killing three people

20 December 2016 – Stressing that the killing of “about three” people, which the President of the Philippines admitted to personally committing while serving as the Mayor of the city of Davao clearly constituted murder, the United Nations human rights chief called on the judicial authorities in the country to uphold the rule of law and investigate the self-professed crimes.

Philippines: UN expert rejects Government-imposed conditions on fact-finding mission

16 December 2016 – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on summary executions urged the Government of the Philippines to lift a series of preconditions it has imposed on her planned visit to investigate the alleged extra-judicial killings of suspected drug dealers, since President Rodrigo Duterte took office.