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#Security Council

# security-council - Last month October 2022

UN overwhelmingly votes to condemn Russia's 'illegal annexation' of Ukrainian land
# General Assembly
# General Assembly

UN overwhelmingly votes to condemn Russia's 'illegal annexation' of Ukrainian land

Oct 12th 2022, 10:45 PM 18,290 Views 33 Comments

America’s ambassador to the UN urged countries to send a message that seizing a neighbour’s land won’t be tolerated

# security-council - This year 2022

UN says there's 'credible' accusations Ukrainian children have been forcibly moved to Russia
# Forced Relocations
# Forced Relocations

UN says there's 'credible' accusations Ukrainian children have been forcibly moved to Russia

Sep 7th 2022, 11:03 PM 15,121 Views 8 Comments

A Security Council meeting heard Ukrainians in occupied territories are put through systematic security checks that have involved “numerous” human rights violations.

UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling
# Zaporizhzhia
# Zaporizhzhia

UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling

Updated Aug 11th 2022, 10:57 PM 41,515 Views 48 Comments

Rafael Grossi said the International Atomic Energy Agency must be allowed to inspect the Zaporizhzhia plant “as soon as possible”.

Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto
# Security Council
# Security Council

Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto

Jul 19th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,817 Views 9 Comments

Ireland became a member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and has responsibility for the Syria file.

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,180 Views 14 Comments

Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.

UN votes to secure formal presence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
# Security Council
# Security Council

UN votes to secure formal presence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Mar 17th 2022, 4:46 PM 11,030 Views 3 Comments

The resolution, which avoids using the word Taliban, will allow the UN to continue its “crucial” work in Afghanistan.

Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus
# Security Council
# Security Council

Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus

Updated Feb 28th 2022, 12:30 PM 30,977 Views 29 Comments

It comes as two UN emergency meetings are held today over the invasion of Ukraine.

# security-council - Last year 2021

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally
# Global Cyber Wars
# Global Cyber Wars

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally

Oct 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 8,043 Views 10 Comments

Ireland must use its voice at the UN Security Council to counter rogue states’ cyber attacks, writes Sir Ivor Roberts.

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council

Jan 1st 2021, 8:04 AM 17,455 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# security-council - All time

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 11,508 Views 15 Comments

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today

Jun 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,100 Views 20 Comments

Ireland faces competition from Norway and Canada for two non-permanent seats on the council.

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York
# Peace And Security
# Peace And Security

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

Sep 23rd 2018, 6:00 AM 11,633 Views 44 Comments

If Ireland’s bid is successful, it would be the fourth time the country has been elected to the council.

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

Sep 5th 2018, 7:25 AM 8,565 Views 27 Comments

Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.

Ireland's Security Council bid: Is it worth the effort?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Ireland's Security Council bid: Is it worth the effort?

Jul 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,015 Views 52 Comments

Ireland has a significant role to play now: in driving a real push for diplomacy and peace, writes Dominic McSorley.

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat
# All I Want Is UN
# All I Want Is UN

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:40 AM 25,863 Views 107 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

UN remains deadlocked as envoy warns that Gaza is 'on the brink of war every day'
# Emergency Session
# Emergency Session

UN remains deadlocked as envoy warns that Gaza is 'on the brink of war every day'

May 31st 2018, 7:41 AM 8,089 Views 134 Comments

The UN’s Middle East envoy has predicted that violence will flare up again in June.

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

Aug 5th 2017, 1:32 PM 9,894 Views 36 Comments

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
# Famine
# Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,712 Views 48 Comments

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch
# Security Council
# Security Council

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

Feb 14th 2017, 11:55 AM 5,466 Views 19 Comments

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen
# Conflict
# Conflict

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

Jan 27th 2017, 7:40 AM 8,618 Views 50 Comments

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements

Dec 24th 2016, 9:26 AM 13,328 Views 107 Comments

The vote sparked furtive Security Council debate on what else might be achieved for the Palestinians before Obama leaves office.

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements
# Security Council
# Security Council

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:33 PM 14,744 Views 113 Comments

New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

Poll: Are you worried about North Korea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about North Korea?

Jan 7th 2016, 9:28 AM 21,756 Views 77 Comments

The country yesterday claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity
# The Hague
# The Hague

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

Nov 19th 2014, 7:56 AM 6,699 Views 60 Comments

The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?
# United Nations
# United Nations

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

Aug 22nd 2014, 10:26 AM 3,486 Views 29 Comments

The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict
# Conflict
# Conflict

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict

Jul 28th 2014, 7:24 AM 5,443 Views 134 Comments

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17

Jul 18th 2014, 8:59 PM 3,856 Views 27 Comments

It stressed the need for “immediate access” by investigators to the crash site.

Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters
# Protests
# Protests

Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters

Dec 14th 2013, 5:11 PM 7,103 Views 6 Comments

The suspended officials are being investigated over allegations they pressured Kiev’s police chief to use violence against the protesters.

Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive
# Syria
# Syria

Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive

Nov 5th 2013, 4:46 PM 3,237 Views 3 Comments

The United Nations warned today of a major rise in homeless numbers in the country.

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks
# United Nations
# United Nations

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks

Sep 28th 2013, 12:36 PM 2,838 Views 44 Comments

The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.

Obama: 'No decision' yet on whether to strike Syria - but Assad definitely to blame
# Intervention
# Intervention

Obama: 'No decision' yet on whether to strike Syria - but Assad definitely to blame

Aug 28th 2013, 11:37 PM 5,572 Views 103 Comments

Expectations of a Western military assault have risen today – but a lot will depend on a crucial vote in the British parliament on Thursday.

North Korea to US: 'Let's talk, but only if you dump your nukes'
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea to US: 'Let's talk, but only if you dump your nukes'

Jun 16th 2013, 6:35 PM 9,937 Views 66 Comments

North Korea says it will only talk without preconditions, or unless both sides give up their nuclear arsenal in advance.

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

Dec 11th 2012, 9:25 AM 5,840 Views 27 Comments

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.

Syria: Clinton in Turkey for talks as battle continues in Aleppo
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Clinton in Turkey for talks as battle continues in Aleppo

Aug 11th 2012, 11:49 AM 1,466 Views 7 Comments

The US has abandoned its quest for UN Security Council action – and is looking at other ways of supporting Syrian rebels.

Syrian TV presenter ‘kidnapped and executed’
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian TV presenter ‘kidnapped and executed’

Aug 4th 2012, 12:40 PM 5,322 Views 37 Comments

The news comes as new fighting is reported in Aleppo and Damascus.

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:07 PM 2,141 Views 37 Comments

The Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution criticising the Security Council’s failure to act on the Syria conflict.

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown
# Syria
# Syria

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown

Aug 3rd 2012, 12:00 PM 1,870 Views 19 Comments

The diplomatic effort to solve Syria moves to the General Assembly, where Russia and China cannot veto it.

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria
# Resigned
# Resigned

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:55 PM 3,091 Views 17 Comments

Annan said he cannot go on when the Security Council provides no backing for his role.

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade
# No Treaty
# No Treaty

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade

Jul 28th 2012, 10:37 AM 1,750 Views 13 Comments

After a six year campaign and four weeks of talks, there is still no Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the sale of guns and other weapons.

Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again
# UN
# UN

Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again

Jul 16th 2012, 9:19 PM 4,188 Views 26 Comments

Russia puts a hold on a Security Council statement declaring the Treimsa attacks to be a “violation” of the ceasefire.

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