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# security-council - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

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

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

# security-council - Sunday 23 September, 2018

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

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

# security-council - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

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

# security-council - Thursday 5 July, 2018

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

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

# security-council - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

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

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

# security-council - Thursday 31 May, 2018

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

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

# security-council - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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

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

# security-council - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

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

# security-council - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

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

# security-council - Friday 27 January, 2017

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

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

# security-council - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements

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

# security-council - Friday 23 December, 2016

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

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

# security-council - Thursday 7 January, 2016

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Poll: Are you worried about North Korea?

The country yesterday claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.

# security-council - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

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

# security-council - Friday 22 August, 2014

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

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.

# security-council - Monday 28 July, 2014

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

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

# security-council - Friday 18 July, 2014

UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17

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

# security-council - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters

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

# security-council - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive

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

# security-council - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks

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

# security-council - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

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

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

# security-council - Sunday 16 June, 2013

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

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

# security-council - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

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

# security-council - Saturday 11 August, 2012

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

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

# security-council - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Syrian TV presenter ‘kidnapped and executed’

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

# security-council - Friday 3 August, 2012

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria

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

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

# security-council - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

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

# security-council - Saturday 28 July, 2012

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade

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.

# security-council - Monday 16 July, 2012

Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again UN

Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again

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

# security-council - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Syrian conflict: Obama and Putin issue joint call for peace

The call comes amid reports Russian naval ships have been dispatched to the violence-wracked country.

# security-council - Saturday 9 June, 2012

UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast

Seven peacekeepers were killed during Friday’s ambushes.

# security-council - Sunday 27 May, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

# security-council - Friday 13 April, 2012

UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire

The Security Council is likely to vote today and a force of observers could be in Syria within days.

# security-council - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Syria agrees April 10 deadline to pull troops out

UN envoy Kofi Annan makes progress amid reports that a high-profile Syrian activist is being detained and tortured.

# security-council - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.

# security-council - Thursday 9 February, 2012

'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN UN

'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN

The Tánaiste’s words to the Security Council come days after a controversy over the strengthening of online copyright legislation.

# security-council - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Videos: What's happening in Homs? Syria This post contains videos

Videos: What's happening in Homs?

Hundreds have been reportedly killed since the artillery assault of the Syrian city began last week.

# security-council - Monday 6 February, 2012

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.

# security-council - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria

Syrian forces unleash a three-hour barrage of mortar bombs and artillery shells in Homs, with at least 200 people killed.

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