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#UN Security Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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 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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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'

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

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

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

# un-security-council - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

UN Security Council to meet today as North Korea provokes the US with missile tests

Experts have said that the world security community should accept that North Korea will have long-range nuclear arms.

# un-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.

# un-security-council - Saturday 31 December, 2016

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks

The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.

# un-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.

# un-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.

# un-security-council - Sunday 25 September, 2016

"War crimes are being committed here" - pressure ramped up on Russia to rein in bombing campaign

The eastern side of Syrian city Aleppo has been subjected to an “unprecedented” bombing campaign over the last four days.

# un-security-council - Sunday 22 March, 2015

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

# un-security-council - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Israel warns of 'retaliatory steps' as Palestine signs up to International Criminal Court

Benjamin Netanyahu called Israel’s soldiers “the most moral army in the world”.

# un-security-council - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace"

That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.

# un-security-council - Monday 15 September, 2014

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

# un-security-council - Friday 18 July, 2014

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

# un-security-council - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no

The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

# un-security-council - Monday 7 October, 2013

'A credit to the Assad regime': US welcomes Syria's chemical weapons disposal

Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

# un-security-council - Saturday 28 September, 2013

UN votes to order destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

The UN security council voted unamimounsly to back the deal proposed by the US and Russia. International experts are expected to start work in Syria next week

# un-security-council - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Syria will hand over chemical weapons after agreement

The UN Security Council has approved a deal that will see Syria destroying chemical weapons.

# un-security-council - Monday 16 September, 2013

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.

# un-security-council - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

France to submit resolution on Syria chemical weapons to UN

France says that the resolution would call on Syria to put its chemical weapons beyond use – or face action.

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