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#UN Security Council

# un-security-council - Last month November 2022

Change to triple-lock mechanism 'sensible' due to changed global situation, says Coveney
# Triple Lock
# Triple Lock

Change to triple-lock mechanism 'sensible' due to changed global situation, says Coveney

Nov 19th 2022, 11:26 AM 20,115 Views 35 Comments

A motion at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis is calling for a the triple-lock to be turned into a double-lock.

UN Security Council rejects Russian call for biological weapons probe
# Biological Weapons
# Biological Weapons

UN Security Council rejects Russian call for biological weapons probe

Nov 3rd 2022, 7:09 AM 10,108 Views 16 Comments

Russia had circulated a document to council members alleging that this biological activity is taking place in Ukraine with support from the US Defence Department.

# un-security-council - This year 2022

The Horror of Haiti: Sexual violence and murder gangs as Ireland works on diplomatic solution
# Hell On Earth
# Hell On Earth

The Horror of Haiti: Sexual violence and murder gangs as Ireland works on diplomatic solution

Updated Oct 29th 2022, 8:44 PM 41,957 Views 19 Comments

Irish diplomats have said Haitian society has collapsed as hunger and gang violence drive the Caribbean state towards famine.

Nord Stream pipeline blasts equal to several hundred kilos of TNT says report
# Sabotage
# Sabotage

Nord Stream pipeline blasts equal to several hundred kilos of TNT says report

Updated Sep 30th 2022, 7:59 PM 25,569 Views 51 Comments

The UN Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting on the leaks later today.

Ireland would have to assess whether to take in fleeing Russians, says Taoiseach
# New York
# New York

Ireland would have to assess whether to take in fleeing Russians, says Taoiseach

Sep 23rd 2022, 3:22 PM 31,330 Views 71 Comments

Germany has indicated its willingness to accept Russian deserters.

Ireland 'deeply frustrated' at Security Council’s failure to act on Russia, Palestine and climate change
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland 'deeply frustrated' at Security Council’s failure to act on Russia, Palestine and climate change

Updated Sep 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 48,301 Views 64 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney addressed the UN Security Council in New York earlier today.

Ukraine conflict: Coveney expecting 'abrasive' exchanges at pivotal UN Security Council meeting
# New York
# New York

Ukraine conflict: Coveney expecting 'abrasive' exchanges at pivotal UN Security Council meeting

Updated Sep 22nd 2022, 6:58 AM 22,082 Views 21 Comments
  • Today's UN Security Council meeting is being considered as the most high-profile engagement of Ireland’s two-year term on the body.
  • All five permanent members of the Council will be in attendance for the first time since the war in Ukraine began.
  • Coveney said the idea of a ceasefire and peace agreement "seems like quite a way off".
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 41,517 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.

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 7,861 Views 3 Comments

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

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 65,011 Views 64 Comments

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

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 40,432 Views 65 Comments

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

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 10,133 Views 13 Comments

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

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 11,032 Views 4 Comments

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

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 160,472 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.
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 17,969 Views 20 Comments

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

# un-security-council - Last year 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 37,452 Views 17 Comments

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

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 43,568 Views 57 Comments
  • Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.
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 11,062 Views 8 Comments

Raco are holding their annual conference in Kildare.

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 14,035 Views 5 Comments

The military takeover has been widely denounced.

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 7,186 Views 8 Comments

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

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 7,782 Views 14 Comments

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

'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 22,815 Views 32 Comments

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

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 10,310 Views 39 Comments

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

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 11,399 Views 18 Comments

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

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 38,898 Views 43 Comments

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

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 7,863 Views 4 Comments

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

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 7,612 Views 5 Comments

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

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 7,838 Views 3 Comments

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

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 12,942 Views 6 Comments

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

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 14,824 Views 47 Comments

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

'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 11,460 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?

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 46,121 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 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 5,515 Views 9 Comments

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

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 46,098 Views 85 Comments

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

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 10,025 Views 11 Comments

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

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 5,342 Views 0 Comments

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

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 16,597 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 - All time

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 9,600 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.

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 14,394 Views 20 Comments

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

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