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#UN Security Council

# un-security-council - Thursday 9 September, 2021

'We need enormous effort': Coveney leads UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

'We need enormous effort': Coveney leads UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 9:40 PM 22,687 Views 32 Comments

The foreign affairs minister visited the 9/11 memorial earlier today.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Coveney to chair UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York
# United Nations
# United Nations

Coveney to chair UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York

Sep 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 10,273 Views 39 Comments

The foreign affairs minister will also visit the 9/11 memorial ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack.

# un-security-council - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Ireland hopes to use 'honest broker' image to make an impact in Security Council presidency
# Chairing The Debate
# Chairing The Debate

Ireland hopes to use 'honest broker' image to make an impact in Security Council presidency

Sep 5th 2021, 7:30 AM 11,199 Views 18 Comments

As Ireland takes up the reins of the Security Council presidency, it has a chance to highlight important security issues.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Ireland to keep focus on Afghanistan during presidency stint of the UN Security Council
# UN
# UN

Ireland to keep focus on Afghanistan during presidency stint of the UN Security Council

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 7:52 PM 38,538 Views 43 Comments

For the next 30 days, Ireland will chair debates and organise the agenda for the Security Council.

# un-security-council - Friday 9 July, 2021

Rare cooperation between Russia and US sees cross-border aid to Syria continue
# Bab Al-Hawa
# Bab Al-Hawa

Rare cooperation between Russia and US sees cross-border aid to Syria continue

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:24 PM 7,814 Views 4 Comments

The approved text is an amalgam of two drafts – one proposed by Ireland and Norway, and another by Russia.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Ireland joins US and Norway to press for extension of cross-border aid into Syria
# Aid
# Aid

Ireland joins US and Norway to press for extension of cross-border aid into Syria

Jul 6th 2021, 10:30 PM 7,554 Views 5 Comments

A border crossing that aid passes through is due to close this week.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Ireland, US and UK request UN Security Council meeting over war-torn Tigray
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

Ireland, US and UK request UN Security Council meeting over war-torn Tigray

Jun 29th 2021, 6:40 AM 7,764 Views 3 Comments

Ethiopia’s federal government yesterday declared a “unilateral ceasefire” in Tigray.

# un-security-council - Monday 7 June, 2021

Explainer: Five months in, what has Ireland been up to on the UN Security Council?
# Ireland On The World Stage
# Ireland On The World Stage

Explainer: Five months in, what has Ireland been up to on the UN Security Council?

Jun 7th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,778 Views 6 Comments

Minister Coveney said that there has been a “fundamental misunderstanding” of what Ireland is doing on the Council.

# un-security-council - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Simon Coveney: ‘Calls to expel Israeli ambassador make no sense - issues get resolved by negotiation’
# Minister For Foreign Affairs
# Minister For Foreign Affairs

Simon Coveney: ‘Calls to expel Israeli ambassador make no sense - issues get resolved by negotiation’

Jun 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,519 Views 47 Comments

What did Ireland do with its UN Security Council seat in the 11 days that violence erupted between Israel and Hamas?

# un-security-council - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

'Walking a fine line': Ireland, China and the UN Security Council
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Walking a fine line': Ireland, China and the UN Security Council

Jun 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 11,218 Views 14 Comments

How can a non-permanent member of the Security Council like Ireland ensure that human rights remain at the heart of the Council’s agenda?

# un-security-council - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Save our son: Parents of detained journalist plead for help after flight diverted to Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Save our son: Parents of detained journalist plead for help after flight diverted to Belarus

Updated May 26th 2021, 6:32 PM 46,054 Views 58 Comments

The speech to parliament was the first time the Belarusian leader has spoken in public since Roman Protasevich’s arrest.

# un-security-council - Sunday 23 May, 2021

UN Security Council calls for 'full adherence' to Gaza ceasefire
# Gaza
# Gaza

UN Security Council calls for 'full adherence' to Gaza ceasefire

May 23rd 2021, 11:57 AM 5,484 Views 9 Comments

Members have also stressed “the immediate need for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population”.

# un-security-council - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza

Updated May 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 46,035 Views 83 Comments

The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.

# un-security-council - Saturday 10 April, 2021

US urges action by UN Security Council on Myanmar coup
# Myanmar Coup
# Myanmar Coup

US urges action by UN Security Council on Myanmar coup

Apr 10th 2021, 6:02 PM 9,994 Views 11 Comments

The US wants the UN to issue a resolution to pressure the military junta to restore democracy.

# un-security-council - Sunday 14 February, 2021

UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access

Feb 14th 2021, 6:45 AM 5,326 Views 0 Comments

One question that could be considered is whether UN peacekeepers should be declared essential workers and given vaccine priority.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill

Jan 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,497 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.

# un-security-council - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Explainer: Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council tomorrow - here's what it hopes it can achieve
# Ireland's Turn
# Ireland's Turn

Explainer: Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council tomorrow - here's what it hopes it can achieve

Dec 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 9,561 Views 7 Comments

A sense of realism about what can actually be achieved and a focus on diplomacy will help to define Ireland’s latest stint on the UN Security Council.

# un-security-council - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland
# Handover
# Handover

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland

Dec 10th 2020, 9:40 PM 14,367 Views 20 Comments

Ireland will take its seat on the Council on 1 January 2021.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks
# Azerbaijan
# Azerbaijan

Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks

Sep 29th 2020, 8:54 AM 12,296 Views 13 Comments

Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces yesterday despite pleas for calm.

# un-security-council - Sunday 12 July, 2020

After US gives in to Russia on red-line issue, UN Security Council restarts aid for displaced Syrians
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

After US gives in to Russia on red-line issue, UN Security Council restarts aid for displaced Syrians

Jul 12th 2020, 8:01 AM 14,974 Views 7 Comments

After a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium, the cross-border aid plan was approved.

# un-security-council - Saturday 20 June, 2020

A mix of pragmatism and idealism: What Ireland aims to achieve with its UN Security Council seat
# Explainer
# Explainer

A mix of pragmatism and idealism: What Ireland aims to achieve with its UN Security Council seat

Jun 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,259 Views 35 Comments

On Wednesday evening, it was announced that Ireland had won a two-year stint on the UN Security Council.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 10:00 PM 73,069 Views 133 Comments

A sustained campaign has seen Ireland win out in the first round of voting at the UN in New York this evening.

# un-security-council - Sunday 14 June, 2020

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided
# The Top Table
# The Top Table

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided

Jun 14th 2020, 8:30 AM 23,116 Views 50 Comments

Ireland is facing a “very competitive” field as it vies with Canada and Norway for a seat on the UN Security Council this Wednesday.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York

Mar 11th 2020, 9:30 AM 31,688 Views 28 Comments

The government is hoping to secure a two-year rotating term on the UN Security Council in 2021.

# un-security-council - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?
# Syria
# Syria

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

Oct 10th 2019, 1:02 PM 28,147 Views 49 Comments

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to
# Washington
# Washington

Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to

Feb 5th 2019, 5:04 PM 11,895 Views 21 Comments

He’ll be meeting with Mike Pompeo, along with launching a new government strategy for the US and Canada.

# un-security-council - Monday 26 November, 2018

Ukraine backs martial law after confrontation at sea with Russia
# Crisis In Crimea
# Crisis In Crimea

Ukraine backs martial law after confrontation at sea with Russia

Updated Nov 26th 2018, 9:30 PM 41,797 Views 99 Comments

He now requires the parliament’s approval for the decree to come into force.

# un-security-council - Thursday 25 October, 2018

UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims

Oct 25th 2018, 7:14 AM 6,197 Views 15 Comments

Myanmar has rejected accusations that its military committed atrocities in a crackdown last year.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war

Sep 26th 2018, 7:30 PM 13,469 Views 41 Comments

A gavel-wielding Trump at the UN Security Council accused Beijing of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm elections.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Trump should have no place in your remarks about Irish media, Taoiseach'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Trump should have no place in your remarks about Irish media, Taoiseach'

Jul 4th 2018, 10:10 PM 36,419 Views 101 Comments

The naivety of putting the word ‘sympathy’ in proximity to the US President’s take on journalism is breathtaking, writes the editor of TheJournal.ie.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

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 25,819 Views 107 Comments

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

# un-security-council - Monday 2 July, 2018

Leo pays tribute to the 88 Irish peacekeepers who never made it home
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Leo pays tribute to the 88 Irish peacekeepers who never made it home

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:03 PM 11,609 Views 49 Comments

Today, Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

Bono gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during Madison Square Garden concert
# United Nations
# United Nations

Bono gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during Madison Square Garden concert

Jul 2nd 2018, 8:13 AM 17,874 Views 76 Comments

A formal launch event for Ireland’s bid to the UN Security Council will take place today.

# un-security-council - Sunday 1 July, 2018

U2 concert on agenda as Varadkar and Coveney plot charm offensive to win UN security council seat
# Beautiful Day
# Beautiful Day

U2 concert on agenda as Varadkar and Coveney plot charm offensive to win UN security council seat

Jul 1st 2018, 11:08 AM 21,696 Views 67 Comments

The Irish government is aiming to win a non-permanent seat on the security council for 2021-2022.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Russia refuses to accept responsibility for downing of Flight MH17
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Russia refuses to accept responsibility for downing of Flight MH17

May 30th 2018, 7:29 AM 13,916 Views 76 Comments

“The language of ultimatums is not something that anyone will be allowed to use,” Russia’s UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzya told the UN Security Council.

# un-security-council - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda
# Playing With Fire
# Playing With Fire

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda

Apr 5th 2018, 10:57 PM 9,113 Views 99 Comments

A war of words has erupted between Russia, the UK and the US.

# un-security-council - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes
# Gaza Protests
# Gaza Protests

Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes

Mar 31st 2018, 5:59 PM 15,628 Views 172 Comments

Thousands of Gazans marched near the Israel border yesterday where Palestinian officials state Israeli soldiers opened fire.

# un-security-council - Friday 5 January, 2018

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

Jan 5th 2018, 11:15 PM 7,961 Views 85 Comments

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

# un-security-council - Friday 22 December, 2017

UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:28 PM 5,710 Views 20 Comments

It is the third raft of sanctions imposed on North Korea this year.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

North Korea ally China joins UN Security Council in condemning missile launch over Japan
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

North Korea ally China joins UN Security Council in condemning missile launch over Japan

Aug 30th 2017, 7:33 AM 11,855 Views 23 Comments

North Korea’s only major ally said “we are going to make a necessary response”.

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