Members of the Philippine Delegation to the 41st UNESCO General Conference led by Permanent Delegate to UNESCO and Ambassador to France Junever Mahilum-West (center)
17 November 2021, Paris, France – The Philippines was re-elected as one of the 58-member United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board for the term 2021-2025 during the ongoing 41st UNESCO General Conference today.
The successful Philippine bid was supported by 165 UNESCO Member States who voted for it during the General Conference.
For this term, the Philippines shall continue its efforts to: 1) Address the growing digital divide especially in the developing and least developing countries; 2) Develop open science in the wake of climate change and natural disasters; 3) Develop synergies and cooperation between UNESCO cultural conventions 4) Support the work of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) particularly ocean science, ocean-climate nexus, and biodiversity; 5) Strengthen the Information for All Program (IFAP) including reaping the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI); 6) Support UNESCO global priorities on Africa, gender equality, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), youth and indigenous peoples; and; and 7) Promote inclusive and effective governance in the Organization.
Announcement - Online Financial Literacy Session about Retail Treasury Bonds (RTB), 21 November 2021
PARA SA MGA KABABAYAN NATIN SA PRANSYA AT MONACO NA NAIS MAG-IMPOK AT MAG-INVEST:
PLEASE DO ATTEND THE ONLINE FINANCIAL LITERACY SESSION ABOUT RETAIL TREASURY BONDS (RTB) 26, THIS SUNDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2021, AT 10:30 AM (FRANCE TIME)
The National Government through the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) is set to offer the 26th Tranche of Retail Treasury Bonds (RTB 26) this November 2021. RTBs are part of the government’s savings mobilization program designed to make government securities accessible to retail investors and promote financial literacy in the country.
The RTB 26 is a 5.5 year, low-risk, fixed-income investment which will provide interest on a quarterly basis. Proceeds from the issuance will be directed to the country’s emergency, recovery, and resiliency funds to support the country following the effects brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online financial literacy session will be conducted by the BTr to educate participants about the details of RTB 26, the risks associated with the structure, and the ways to invest. Join via: http://bit.ly/RTB26Roadshow .
04 November 2021, Paris – Philippine Ambassador to France Junever M. Mahilum-West presented her credentials to French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palais Élysée on 02 November 2021.
Ambassador Mahilum-West reaffirmed the Philippines’ commitment to continue strengthening bilateral relations and marking 75 years of diplomatic relations in 2022 in partnership with the French Embassy in Manila. She noted the potential for expanded cooperation with the Philippines’ role as Country Coordinator for the ASEAN-EU dialogue partnership and France’s assumption of the EU presidency in 2022.
In his remarks, President Macron reiterated France’s commitment to multilateralism, outlined the Indo-Pacific vision of France and expressed his government’s support to all Ambassadors who presented their credentials, noting the ever-increasing importance of their role in international relations, particularly in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Prior to her assignment in France, Ambassador Mahilum-West was Assistant Secretary of the Office of ASEAN Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Director-General of the ASEAN-Philippines Secretariat.
Ambassador Mahilum-West also served in several posts abroad since 1995: Second Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Paris; Minister and Consul General of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva; Consul General in Toronto; and Philippine Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine. END.
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