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# un - Friday 1 July, 2022

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas

Fri 10:32 PM 11,738 Views 2 Comments

At the heart of a draft biodiversity treaty is a plan to designate 30% of land and oceans as protected zones by 2030.

# un - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination
# Stigma
# Stigma

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination

Jun 15th 2022, 11:50 AM 19,704 Views 48 Comments

As of 8 June there were a total of 9 confirmed cases here.

# un - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality
# Refugees
# Refugees

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality

Jun 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,640 Views 36 Comments

Dean Van Nguyen looks at how Ireland has helped Ukrainian refugees and wonders why others have not been treated as well.

# un - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Thousands of leaked photos and documents shed new light on China's 're-education' camps
# Xinjiang
# Xinjiang

Thousands of leaked photos and documents shed new light on China's 're-education' camps

May 24th 2022, 1:53 PM 19,444 Views 18 Comments

The files were published as UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet begins a long-awaited and controversial trip to Xinjiang.

# un - Sunday 22 May, 2022

UN denounces 'racist and homophobic' tone of some monkeypox reporting
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

UN denounces 'racist and homophobic' tone of some monkeypox reporting

May 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 27,195 Views 17 Comments

UNAIDS said ‘a significant proportion’ of recent monkeypox cases have been identified among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

# un - Thursday 19 May, 2022

UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity

May 19th 2022, 7:17 AM 5,514 Views 0 Comments

Antonio Guterres said he is “hopeful” a deal will be reached to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.

# un - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns
# Sea Levels
# Sea Levels

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns

May 18th 2022, 10:15 AM 6,248 Views 18 Comments

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year.

# un - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns

Updated May 10th 2022, 2:54 PM 9,986 Views 45 Comments

The World Meteorological Organization said there is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record.

# un - 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 - Friday 22 April, 2022

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:35 PM 38,289 Views 52 Comments

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today that it has detailed a “horror story” of violations perpetrated against civilians.

UN 'deeply concerned' by violence in Jerusalem
# UN
# UN

UN 'deeply concerned' by violence in Jerusalem

Apr 22nd 2022, 1:49 PM 9,857 Views 20 Comments

The violence has sparked international fears of a major escalation, similar to last year when an 11-day war took place.

# un - Friday 1 April, 2022

Yemen's warring parties agree to two-month truce, starting tomorrow
# Ramadan
# Ramadan

Yemen's warring parties agree to two-month truce, starting tomorrow

Apr 1st 2022, 10:27 PM 13,918 Views 10 Comments

The brutal conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and left millions on the brink of famine in Yemen.

# un - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios
# Dr Tedros
# Dr Tedros

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios

Mar 30th 2022, 9:23 PM 43,400 Views 15 Comments

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, said the virus still has “a lot of energy left”.

# un - Sunday 20 March, 2022

10 million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine
# Invasion
# Invasion

10 million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine

Mar 20th 2022, 12:51 PM 11,121 Views 20 Comments

The UN gave the new statistics on the impact of the invasion by Russia today.

# un - 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 - Monday 14 March, 2022

UN human rights chief condemns Saudi 'mass execution'
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

UN human rights chief condemns Saudi 'mass execution'

Mar 14th 2022, 7:46 PM 16,969 Views 10 Comments

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had executed a record 81 people in one day for terrorism-related offences.

# un - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

UN General Assembly to vote on demand Russia withdraw from Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UN General Assembly to vote on demand Russia withdraw from Ukraine

Mar 2nd 2022, 8:22 AM 11,477 Views 14 Comments

The resolution, while non-binding, will be considered a marker of Russia’s isolation if passed.

# un - Monday 28 February, 2022

Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus
# Security Council
# Security Council

Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus

Updated Feb 28th 2022, 12:30 PM 30,959 Views 29 Comments

It comes as two UN emergency meetings are held today over the invasion of Ukraine.

# un - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled Russian invasion, says UN
# Refugees
# Refugees

Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled Russian invasion, says UN

Feb 26th 2022, 11:58 AM 10,481 Views 6 Comments

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said up to four million could flee if the situation deteriorates further.

# un - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece

Feb 2nd 2022, 2:48 PM 7,154 Views 2 Comments

The woman says she suffered abuse and witnessed the beating of children and a pregnant woman.

# un - Monday 31 January, 2022

Over 1,000 people likely killed in war crimes and crimes against humanity since Myanmar coup
# Violence
# Violence

Over 1,000 people likely killed in war crimes and crimes against humanity since Myanmar coup

Jan 31st 2022, 8:30 PM 8,405 Views 2 Comments

UN investigators are working to substantiate who may be responsible for any crimes committed

# un - Friday 28 January, 2022

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds

Jan 28th 2022, 8:05 AM 17,746 Views 3 Comments

Belarusian authorities arrested journalist Roman Protasevitch after the flight was forced to land in Minsk on 23 May 2021.

# un - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'

Jan 11th 2022, 8:38 AM 13,500 Views 40 Comments

Around 8 million children could miss out on their education because teachers largely have not been paid since August.

# un - Saturday 8 January, 2022

UN to hold Sudan talks to end crisis after coup
# Sudan
# Sudan

UN to hold Sudan talks to end crisis after coup

Jan 8th 2022, 3:20 PM 5,260 Views 0 Comments

“It is time to end the violence and enter into a constructive process,” UN special envoy Volker Perthes said in a statement.

# un - Monday 22 November, 2021

Ghislaine Maxwell family files complaint to UN over her detention
# Ghislaine Maxwell
# Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell family files complaint to UN over her detention

Nov 22nd 2021, 10:41 PM 23,020 Views 0 Comments

She could spend the rest of her life in jail if convicted of trafficking underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

# un - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
# Tuam
# Tuam

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes

Nov 10th 2021, 5:19 PM 15,535 Views 11 Comments

The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.

UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
# Universal Periodic Review
# Universal Periodic Review

UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination

Nov 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,215 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.

# un - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming

Nov 9th 2021, 4:22 PM 5,314 Views 11 Comments

The UN body has said new emissions goals will barely affect global heating

# un - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

COP26: Finance takes centre stage on day three of climate conference
# Finance Day
# Finance Day

COP26: Finance takes centre stage on day three of climate conference

Nov 3rd 2021, 9:21 AM 6,942 Views 5 Comments

450 financial firms will commit to align over $130 trillion worth of assets with a net zero target by 2050.

# un - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations

Oct 27th 2021, 12:21 PM 13,152 Views 36 Comments

The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities

# un - Monday 25 October, 2021

UN warns countries’ carbon-cutting plans put world on course for 2.7C temperature rises
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN warns countries’ carbon-cutting plans put world on course for 2.7C temperature rises

Oct 25th 2021, 6:10 PM 11,128 Views 30 Comments

The UN climate chief has urged countries to redouble their efforts to avoid a climate crisis.

# un - Friday 22 October, 2021

Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy

Oct 22nd 2021, 10:46 AM 6,524 Views 6 Comments

Christine Schraner Burgener said fighting between the ruling army and different factions was increasing across the country.

# un - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally
# Global Cyber Wars
# Global Cyber Wars

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally

Oct 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 8,011 Views 10 Comments

Ireland must use its voice at the UN Security Council to counter rogue states’ cyber attacks, writes Sir Ivor Roberts.

# un - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sep 28th 2021, 4:22 PM 7,868 Views 4 Comments

The abuses were committed by the UN agency’s staff who were in the country to fight an Ebola outbreak from 2018 to 2020.

# un - Thursday 23 September, 2021

'I've been busy this week': Coveney says he's not met or spoken to Zappone while in New York
# New York
# New York

'I've been busy this week': Coveney says he's not met or spoken to Zappone while in New York

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:26 PM 11,423 Views 24 Comments

Zappone has declined an invite to come before an Oireachtas Committee to discuss her abandoned appointment as UN special envoy.

Boris Johnson makes call for ‘humanity to grow up’ and address climate problems in UN speech
# Warning
# Warning

Boris Johnson makes call for ‘humanity to grow up’ and address climate problems in UN speech

Sep 23rd 2021, 7:19 AM 10,718 Views 29 Comments

As part of his speech he also said that beloved muppet Kermit the Frog was wrong to say ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’.

# un - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines
# New York
# New York

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines

Sep 21st 2021, 8:35 PM 22,771 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach held a number of bilateral meetings at the UN in New York today.

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'
# UN
# UN

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'

Sep 21st 2021, 8:49 AM 11,145 Views 21 Comments

Biden’s first speech as US president to the General Assembly faces a tough reception.

# un - Monday 13 September, 2021

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief

Sep 13th 2021, 2:35 PM 12,579 Views 25 Comments

Some officials from the previous government and their relatives were detained and later found deceased.

# un - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 51,134 Views 189 Comments

His comment comes after Mary Lou McDonald said today that Simon Coveney cannot stay on.

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