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Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General
# Goodnight Moon
# Goodnight Moon

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General

Dec 31st 2016, 1:11 PM 9,530 Views 35 Comments

The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.

Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal
# António Guterres
# António Guterres

Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal

Oct 14th 2016, 10:26 AM 6,725 Views 18 Comments

Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority”.

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes
# Bunker-busters
# Bunker-busters

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes

Sep 30th 2016, 9:49 AM 12,185 Views 176 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.

Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats
# Razor-wire Fences
# Razor-wire Fences

Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats

Aug 26th 2015, 11:24 PM 13,694 Views 103 Comments

Meanwhile the Defence Forces have rescued hundreds of people – including 71 children – in an operation tonight.

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness
# Drinking Ban
# Drinking Ban

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness

May 26th 2015, 10:10 AM 13,473 Views 36 Comments

You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.

If you book them, they will come ... How a tiny Irish peace event attracts world figures
# Trip To Tipp
# Trip To Tipp

If you book them, they will come ... How a tiny Irish peace event attracts world figures

May 24th 2015, 9:15 AM 16,578 Views 13 Comments

If you’re in Tipperary today, and see a guy who looks a bit like Ban Ki-Moon – that’s probably Ban Ki-Moon.

Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: 'Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened '
# Opinion
# Opinion

Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: 'Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened '

May 22nd 2015, 2:30 PM 91 Views 47 Comments

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced
# Making A Difference
# Making A Difference

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced

Jan 3rd 2015, 9:15 AM 7,535 Views 8 Comments

Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'
# Ban Ki-Moon
# Ban Ki-Moon

Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'

Oct 15th 2014, 10:01 PM 5,160 Views 24 Comments

Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.

'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action
# No Time To Lose
# No Time To Lose

'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action

Sep 23rd 2014, 6:50 PM 6,100 Views 94 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead
# Conflict
# Conflict

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Jul 10th 2014, 8:33 AM 4,490 Views 27 Comments

Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet
# No Peace
# No Peace

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:36 PM 3,443 Views 32 Comments

Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway

Jan 20th 2014, 9:48 PM 4,078 Views 24 Comments

A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.

‘Extremely likely’ humans caused over half of global warming in the last 60 years
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

‘Extremely likely’ humans caused over half of global warming in the last 60 years

Sep 27th 2013, 11:19 PM 9,725 Views 190 Comments

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has projected that sea levels will rise by between 26 and 82 centimetres by 2100,

For the first time in history, 9 out of 10 children in the world go to school
# Progress
# Progress

For the first time in history, 9 out of 10 children in the world go to school

Sep 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,888 Views 5 Comments

World leaders are meeting in New York to talk about how some of the Millennium Development Goals have been met – but others are lagging behind.

UN chief: Report confirms chemical weapons "war crime" in Syria
# Syrian Crisis
# Syrian Crisis

UN chief: Report confirms chemical weapons "war crime" in Syria

Sep 16th 2013, 5:57 PM 5,479 Views 106 Comments

Ban Ki-moon says UN invesigators have confirmed “unequivocally and objectively” that chemical weapons, including sarin, were used.

Opposition cries foul as Mugabe claims landslide election victory
# Zimbabwe
# Zimbabwe

Opposition cries foul as Mugabe claims landslide election victory

Aug 3rd 2013, 6:09 PM 4,636 Views 22 Comments

Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party claims to have won 61 per cent of the vote, but longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he’ll appeal the result in the courts.

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN
# UN
# UN

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN

Jul 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,621 Views 13 Comments

The Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot in the head by Taliban last year, will address the United Nations of the importance of raising levels of education among girls across the world.

UN warns of 'uncontrollable' situation on Korean peninsula
# International Affairs
# International Affairs

UN warns of 'uncontrollable' situation on Korean peninsula

Apr 9th 2013, 10:02 PM 13,790 Views 82 Comments

A request for all foreigners to leave South Korea was largely dismissed today.

Iran, Syria and North Korea block adoption of global arms treaty
# Arms
# Arms

Iran, Syria and North Korea block adoption of global arms treaty

Mar 29th 2013, 1:40 PM 4,843 Views 27 Comments

The draft proposals could be put to a vote in the General Assembly as soon as Tuesday, however.

Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis
# TB
# TB

Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis

Mar 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,060 Views 29 Comments

As Ireland notes record-low levels of TB, global experts have warned of an untreatable strain emerging in a number of other countries.

Reactions from world leaders to the election of Pope Francis
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Reactions from world leaders to the election of Pope Francis

Mar 13th 2013, 9:07 PM 18,753 Views 86 Comments

World leaders have been sending their congratulations to the new pontiff.

President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez

Mar 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 6,799 Views 71 Comments

Reaction from world leaders to the death of the Venezuelan president yesterday has been mixed.

Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms'
# Nuclear Test
# Nuclear Test

Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms'

Feb 12th 2013, 7:56 AM 6,147 Views 87 Comments

Eamon Gilmore adds his voice to a chorus of international opposition to North Korea’s nuclear explosive testing.

International condemnation as North Korea carries out third nuclear test
# North Korea
# North Korea

International condemnation as North Korea carries out third nuclear test

Feb 12th 2013, 7:16 AM 5,381 Views 28 Comments

Claiming to have made a breakthrough with a ‘miniaturised’ device it would put the country a step closer to fitting a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.

World giving Syria regime licence to kill says Ban Ki-moon
# Syria
# Syria

World giving Syria regime licence to kill says Ban Ki-moon

Jan 30th 2013, 12:32 PM 2,955 Views 27 Comments

The U.N. chief also appealed for a major boost in international relief aid for Syria.

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change

Dec 5th 2012, 3:43 PM 1,659 Views 4 Comments

The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.

UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans
# Middle East
# Middle East

UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans

Dec 3rd 2012, 7:59 AM 3,739 Views 84 Comments

Any construction would be an “almost-fatal” blow to the two-state solution, according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video
# Gangnam Style
From The Daily Edge
# Gangnam Style

Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video

Nov 25th 2012, 10:48 AM 18,044 Views 27 Comments

The South Korean smackdown of Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district surpasses Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ with 812 million views.

Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal
# Conflict
# Conflict

Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal

Nov 21st 2012, 7:46 AM 2,808 Views 64 Comments

Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.

Gaza conflict: Clinton to travel to Israel and Egypt for peace talks
# Conflict
# Conflict

Gaza conflict: Clinton to travel to Israel and Egypt for peace talks

Nov 20th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,976 Views 93 Comments

The conflict is now entering its seventh day with over a hundred dead.

Rebels advance in Syrian city despite proposed ceasefire
# Syria
# Syria

Rebels advance in Syrian city despite proposed ceasefire

Oct 25th 2012, 4:00 PM 2,909 Views 11 Comments

The deputy head of the United Nations warned Thursday that there are no guarantees that a proposed Syrian cease-fire will hold.

The Evening Fix: Now with added Gangnam, United Nations style
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Now with added Gangnam, United Nations style

Oct 24th 2012, 7:58 PM 10,241 Views 6 Comments

Here are the things we loved, learned and shared today.

Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire
# Syria
# Syria

Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire

Oct 10th 2012, 4:10 PM 2,898 Views 5 Comments

The foreign ministry said it had twice implemented a ceasefire – but rebels had used it as an opportunity to ” expand their armed deployment”.

Emergency NATO meeting called after Syrian shell kills five people in Turkey
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

Emergency NATO meeting called after Syrian shell kills five people in Turkey

Oct 3rd 2012, 8:44 PM 5,234 Views 29 Comments

NATO is to meet urgently to discuss the events of today, which include reports of a retaliation.

Syria: Explosions rock army HQ in Damascus
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Explosions rock army HQ in Damascus

Sep 26th 2012, 1:25 PM 1,465 Views 4 Comments

Witnesses said the blasts set off hours of sporadic gunbattles and a raging fire inside the heavily guarded compound.

Syria war rages on, UN chief warns of calamity
# Syria
# Syria

Syria war rages on, UN chief warns of calamity

Sep 25th 2012, 8:32 PM 3,177 Views 10 Comments

A report published today also said that children are being “badly traumatised” after witnessing killing and torture.

The Evening Fix: Monday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Monday

Aug 27th 2012, 7:50 PM 11,207 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Syria: UN chief 'shocked' at massacre reports
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: UN chief 'shocked' at massacre reports

Aug 27th 2012, 6:56 PM 3,036 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, French president Hollande says he is ready to recognise a provisional Syrian government.

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