Thursday, 11 February 2016
- Wednesday, 10 February 2016 The Philippines hosts the Second International Meeting of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes in Manila
- Wednesday, 10 February 2016 DFA Secretary Del Rosario Exits After a 5-Year Principled Stewardship
- Tuesday, 09 February 2016 Philippines and Iran successfully conclude the Sixth Joint Consular Consultation Meeting
- Sunday, 07 February 2016 Statement on DPRK's Rocket Launch
News from PHL Embassies, Consulates & Missions
Friday, 12 February 2016
- Friday, 12 February 2016 Results of Consular Outreach in McAllen, TX
- Friday, 12 February 2016 PHL Consulate General Hosts 1st PICPAWR Inter-School Spelling Bee Contests
- Friday, 12 February 2016 Philippine Airlines Resumes Flights at King Abdulaziz International Airport
- Friday, 12 February 2016 PH Shares Priorities for Climate Vulnerable Forum
30 April 2015 - Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations (UN), called on UN 69th General Assembly President Sam Kutesa on April 28 to exchange views on Philippine interests and priorities in the UN, as well as on a broad range of pressing international issues.
The two discussed issues of mutual interest including climate change, the post-2015 development agenda, financing for development, as well as revitalization of the General Assembly and the Security Council.
They also talked about the prospects of having a female UN Secretary-General, one that the Philippines has strongly supported and called for in various UN fora.
Mr. Kutesa also expressed hope that the Philippines will participate at the Finance Ministers level in the upcoming Third International Conference on Financing for Development to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 13 to 16.
Mr. Kutesa was elected President of the United Nations General Assembly on June 11, 2014. He previously served as Uganda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2005. His other priority areas for the session include advancing gender equality and empowerment of women, strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional organizations, peaceful settlement of disputes and peacebuilding, and enhancing the role of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. END