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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Ban Ki-Moon

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# goodnight moon
Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General
The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.
# António Guterres
Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal
Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority”.
# bunker-busters
A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.
# razor-wire fences
Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats
Meanwhile the Defence Forces have rescued hundreds of people – including 71 children – in an operation tonight.
# Drinking Ban
The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness
You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.
# Trip to Tipp
If you book them, they will come ... How a tiny Irish peace event attracts world figures
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 '
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.
# making a difference
Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced
Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
# Ban Ki-Moon
Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'
Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.
# no time to lose
'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action
The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.
# Conflict
Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead
Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.
# no peace
Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet
Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.
# Peace Talks
UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway
A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.
# Climate Change
‘Extremely likely’ humans caused over half of global warming in the last 60 years
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has projected that sea levels will rise by between 26 and 82 centimetres by 2100,
# Progress
For the first time in history, 9 out of 10 children in the world go to school
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.
# syrian crisis
UN chief: Report confirms chemical weapons "war crime" in Syria
Ban Ki-moon says UN invesigators have confirmed “unequivocally and objectively” that chemical weapons, including sarin, were used.
# Zimbabwe
Opposition cries foul as Mugabe claims landslide election victory
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.
# UN
Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN
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.
# International Affairs
UN warns of 'uncontrollable' situation on Korean peninsula
A request for all foreigners to leave South Korea was largely dismissed today.
# Arms
Iran, Syria and North Korea block adoption of global arms treaty
The draft proposals could be put to a vote in the General Assembly as soon as Tuesday, however.
# TB
Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis
As Ireland notes record-low levels of TB, global experts have warned of an untreatable strain emerging in a number of other countries.
# pope francis
Reactions from world leaders to the election of Pope Francis
World leaders have been sending their congratulations to the new pontiff.
# hugo chavez
President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez
Reaction from world leaders to the death of the Venezuelan president yesterday has been mixed.
# Nuclear test
Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms'
Eamon Gilmore adds his voice to a chorus of international opposition to North Korea’s nuclear explosive testing.
# North Korea
International condemnation as North Korea carries out third nuclear test
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.
# Syria
World giving Syria regime licence to kill says Ban Ki-moon
The U.N. chief also appealed for a major boost in international relief aid for Syria.
# Climate Change
Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change
The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.
# Middle East
UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans
Any construction would be an “almost-fatal” blow to the two-state solution, according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
# gangnam style
Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video
The South Korean smackdown of Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district surpasses Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ with 812 million views.
# Conflict
Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal
Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.
# Conflict
Gaza conflict: Clinton to travel to Israel and Egypt for peace talks
The conflict is now entering its seventh day with over a hundred dead.
# Syria
Rebels advance in Syrian city despite proposed ceasefire
The deputy head of the United Nations warned Thursday that there are no guarantees that a proposed Syrian cease-fire will hold.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Now with added Gangnam, United Nations style
Here are the things we loved, learned and shared today.
# Syria
Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire
The foreign ministry said it had twice implemented a ceasefire – but rebels had used it as an opportunity to ” expand their armed deployment”.
# Retaliation
Emergency NATO meeting called after Syrian shell kills five people in Turkey
NATO is to meet urgently to discuss the events of today, which include reports of a retaliation.
# Syria
Syria: Explosions rock army HQ in Damascus
Witnesses said the blasts set off hours of sporadic gunbattles and a raging fire inside the heavily guarded compound.
# Syria
Syria war rages on, UN chief warns of calamity
A report published today also said that children are being “badly traumatised” after witnessing killing and torture.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Monday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Syria
Syria: UN chief 'shocked' at massacre reports
Meanwhile, French president Hollande says he is ready to recognise a provisional Syrian government.