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#UN Security Council

# un-security-council - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo
# Peace Missions
# Peace Missions

Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo

Jun 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 7,691 Views 3 Comments

Irish troops are based in the Golan Heights and the Kosovar capital Pristina in UN mandated operations.

# un-security-council - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'
# UN
# UN

Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'

Updated Apr 23rd 2022, 8:30 PM 64,891 Views 64 Comments

Ukraine has made a plea to the UN to help evacuate citizens from the city, after previous attempts failed.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 10:45 AM 40,339 Views 64 Comments

Commander Serhiy Volyna said his marines are “maybe facing our last days, if not hours”.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Simon Coveney to address UN Security Council today on Bucha and Kyiv visit
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Simon Coveney to address UN Security Council today on Bucha and Kyiv visit

Apr 19th 2022, 12:03 AM 10,113 Views 13 Comments

Coveney visited Bucha and Kyiv last week and will brief his colleagues on what he witnessed.

# un-security-council - Thursday 17 March, 2022

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 11,006 Views 4 Comments

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

# un-security-council - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

US sanctions Russia for 'beginning' invasion of Ukraine
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

US sanctions Russia for 'beginning' invasion of Ukraine

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 10:48 PM 160,380 Views 199 Comments
  • The Russian President has asked the country's upper house to approve using the army outside its borders to support separatists in Ukraine.
  • European Union foreign ministers will adopt sanctions against Russia today after Putin ordered troops into breakaway regions.
  • The Taoiseach met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz earlier , who is suspending the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

# un-security-council - Monday 31 January, 2022

Russia and US square off at UN Security Council over troops at Ukraine's border
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia and US square off at UN Security Council over troops at Ukraine's border

Updated Jan 31st 2022, 7:10 PM 17,956 Views 20 Comments

The two permanent members of the Council have faced each other today over Ukraine.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar massacre
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar massacre

Dec 28th 2021, 5:11 PM 37,411 Views 17 Comments

Photos of the attack have spread on social media in Myanmar, fuelling outrage against the military.

# un-security-council - Friday 26 November, 2021

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft
# Kabul Rescue
# Kabul Rescue

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft

Nov 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,419 Views 57 Comments
  • Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Irish Defence Forces officer warns staffing crisis jeopardising UN overseas missions
# Un Missions
# Un Missions

Irish Defence Forces officer warns staffing crisis jeopardising UN overseas missions

Nov 23rd 2021, 2:23 PM 11,008 Views 9 Comments

Raco are holding their annual conference in Kildare.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas
# Military Takeover
# Military Takeover

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas

Updated Oct 26th 2021, 10:50 PM 14,022 Views 5 Comments

The military takeover has been widely denounced.

# un-security-council - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Taoiseach denies that UN resolution on climate change and global conflict is doomed
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach denies that UN resolution on climate change and global conflict is doomed

Updated Sep 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 7,105 Views 8 Comments

The Taoiseach is chairing the UN Security Council debate in New York today.

# un-security-council - Monday 20 September, 2021

Taoiseach in NYC: 'High-level week' begins as Martin meets new state Governor today
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach in NYC: 'High-level week' begins as Martin meets new state Governor today

Sep 20th 2021, 9:33 AM 7,757 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach travelled to New York yesterday to begin a series of UN events.

# 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 22,795 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 10,301 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 11,367 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 38,867 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 7,831 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 7,583 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 7,807 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 12,910 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 14,759 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 11,413 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 46,108 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 5,500 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 46,076 Views 85 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 10,007 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 5,329 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 16,559 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 9,582 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 14,377 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 12,311 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 14,985 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 19,273 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 73,125 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 23,131 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 31,767 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 28,164 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 11,898 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 41,814 Views 101 Comments

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

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