United Nations

Global aid for Philippines launched

Inquirer:   The United Nations on Monday launched a $65 million global appeal to help desperate survivors of a typhoon that killed more than 600 people, left nearly 900 missing and thousands homeless in the southern Philippines. Malacañang also appealed for help for the survivors of Typhoon “Pablo,” calling on […]

How the UN “Swiss paradox” was resolved

by Armando Mombelli, swissinfo.ch On March 3, 2002, the Swiss population narrowly voted to join the United Nations – a historic decision. It came after more than half a century of refusing to be part of the body, out of fears linked above all to safeguarding Switzerland’s cherished neutrality. “The […]