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# UN

This month
May 2024
UN refugee agency 'concerned' by Government plans to cut payments to Ukrainians in Ireland
Arab League calls for UN peacekeeping force in Palestine as Abbas throws barb at Hamas
UN General Assembly votes overwhelmingly in favour of Palestine membership
This comes after another UN vote on Palestine’s membership last month failed due to a veto from the United States.
Israeli cabinet vote to shut down Al Jazeera in the country as UN urges govt to reconsider
UN says rebuilding Gaza could cost $40 billion as Hamas examining truce deal in 'positive spirit'
UN Assistant Secretary-General Abdullah al-Dardari said 72% of all residential buildings in the region “have been completely or partially destroyed”.
Last month
April 2024
Mass graves at Gaza hospitals must be investigated, says EU as Israel calls reports 'baseless'
UN calls for investigation into reports of mass graves at Gaza hospitals destroyed by Israeli strikes
Review finds Israel has not provided evidence of widespread terrorism links among UN agency
UN condemns 'purposeful and wanton destruction' of medical equipment in Gaza maternity wards
March
March 2024
Israel continues strikes on Gaza despite UN ceasefire resolution
Higgins says failure to implement Gaza ceasefire 'would be unforgiveable' after UN vote
The resolution demands an “immediate ceasefire” for the ongoing Muslim holy month of Ramadan that leads to a “lasting” truce.
Elsewhere, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees have said that Israel had definitively barred it from making aid deliveries in northern Gaza.
Israel steadfast on Rafah assault after US-backed ceasefire call vetoed at UN Security Council
Paschal Donohoe appears to rule himself out for the top IMF job
Iran responsible for ‘physical violence’ that killed Mahsa Amini, UN report says
Israeli forces turn away 14-truck UN food convoy headed into Gaza as famine 'almost inevitable'
UN says there are 'reasonable grounds' to believe Hamas committed rapes during 7 October attacks
Kamala Harris calls for 'immediate six-week ceasefire' as US pushes to lock in Gaza truce
The comments from Harris are the most forceful to date by a US administration official.
February
February 2024
President Higgins urges countries to 'think again' and reinstate funding to UN Palestinian agency
Strikes kill dozens in Gaza, as Israel's war cabinet is to meet after talks with Hamas
Blinken says there should be 'no Israeli reoccupation of Gaza' as Netanyahu proposes post-war plan
Israeli minister says Gaza ceasefire talks in Cairo have raised 'possibility of progress'
A UN official has said has said Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis has turned from a “place of healing” to a “place of death”.
The UN's World Food Programme has announced a pause in food and aid deliveries to northern Gaza.
Hamas called the move a "death sentence".
Aid groups warn a ground offensive could turn Rafah into a "graveyard".
ICJ rejects South Africa's request to put more legal pressure on Israel over Gaza
UN refugee agency calls on Irish Government to end asylum seeker homelessness and use of tents
ICJ says it has jurisdiction to rule on part of Ukraine's genocide case against Russia
SF calls on Govt to boost Palestine agency support, amid fears it will close after funding cuts
This year
2024
Hamas reviewing six-week truce proposal, as UN says half of Gaza's buildings have been damaged
UN's top court rejects most of Ukraine’s 'terrorism financing' case against Russia
UN Secretary General asks countries to restore funding to agency for Palestinian refugees
US Secretary of State urges UN agency to address claims of staff involvement in Hamas attack
UNRWA said Israel had provided the agency with information about the alleged involvement of several employees in the 7 October attack.
The European Union is one of UNRWA's top donors.
On Saturday, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin said Ireland was not withdrawing its funding.
He said today he has no issue with the EU reviewing the situation as long as the aid keeps flowing.
Last year
2023
UN postpones vote on calls for ceasefire in Gaza for second time
The members will reconvene to vote on Wednesday.
Former president Mary Robinson says Joe Biden is ‘losing respect’ due to his position on Gaza
Israel to carry out examinations of relief supplies entering into Gaza
Israeli hostage allegedly killed in Gaza amid failed rescue operation
Remembrance mass to be held for Irish soldier killed in Lebanon last year
Israel forces squeeze Gaza's main cities as UN Security Council to consider urging ceasefire
The council is under acute pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to back an immediate ceasefire after weeks of war.
Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said Ireland will co-sponsor the resolution on Gaza before the UN Security Council today.
Weeks of fighting have left 17,177 people dead in Gaza, according to the latest toll from Hamas which rules the coastal strip.
US, UK and Canada sanction human rights abusers linked to trafficking and repressive regimes
More than 54,000 reports of domestic violence made to gardaí so far this year
WHO makes official request to China for information on rise in illnesses and pneumonia clusters
Gas and oil industry faces ‘moment of truth’ ahead of COP28, report states
COP28 turns attention to potent methane emissions, as UN warns about rising temperatures