INDIGENOUS CHILD. Jeraldine Aboy, from the ethnic group Manobo Pulangihon, says she worked in a Bukidnon plantation at the age of 6. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Half of these child laborers are exposed to hazardous work
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 19, 2017) — Despite major gains in minimizing child labor, there remains 152 million children engaged in forced work according to the new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) released Tuesday, September 19.
Continue reading 152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO Image from Shutterstock Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water, the World Health Organization says, urging large investments to help provide universal access to safe drinking water
GENEVA, Switzerland (Apr. 13, 2017) — Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, April 13, warning that nearly two billion people currently use fecal-contaminated water.
Continue reading 2 billion people drinking contaminated water – WHO ENDING CHILD LABOR. The International Labor Organization, together with several national government agencies, vows to end child labor by 2025. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler Their campaign #1MBatangMalaya aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate child labor by 2025
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 12, 2017) — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) estimates that there are around 2.1 million Filipino children exposed to hazardous labor, which includes mining.
Continue reading Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor CLIMATE TALKS. A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that hosted Paris’ climate summit, also known as COP21. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP In time for the upcoming Morocco climate talks, the Ateneo School of Government and the SSG Advisors present the reasons why the Paris Agreement on Climate Change should be ratified by the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 30, 2016) — Six months after 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, delegates from these countries will meet once again in Marrakech, Morocco on November 7 to finally put the deal into force.
Continue reading La Viña: Paris climate deal aligns with Duterte’s 10-point agenda Rice fields of hill tribes in Sapa: Every year, the world produces 356 kg of cereal per person and still 40 million people are die of hunger. Food price rise of 36% in past year takes huge toll on world’s poor. Producing enough food a global population grows is possible, but doing so without existing finite resources, especially water, will be challenge. (World Bank 2011) Photo Credit:Kibae Park/UN Photo
July 29, 2016 — Last September, world leaders made a commitment to end hunger by 2030, as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sounds like a massive undertaking. In fact, the world already produces enough food to feed everyone. So why does the problem persist?
Continue reading How to End Hunger Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The report provides an accurate evaluation of where the world stands on the 17 Goals, using data currently available to highlight the most significant gaps and challenges.
NEW YORK (July 21, 2016) — Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that
Continue reading UN Chief Launches First Report To Track Sustainable Development Goals 2030 NOW. The Sustainable Development Goals are presented during League of Corportate Foundations forum on July 15. Photo by Danielle Nakpil / Rappler ‘Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership, innovation, and share resources,’ says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren
MANILA, Philippines (July 18, 2016) — Just like all correctional facilities in the Philippines, the Naga City Jail looked no different. The women inmates lived in cramped prison cells with barely no
Continue reading Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs