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# un - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

UN launches record €49 billion emergency funding appeal amid Ukraine war and climate emergencies
# UN
# UN

UN launches record €49 billion emergency funding appeal amid Ukraine war and climate emergencies

Thu 6:49 AM 4,840 Views 1 Comment

An estimated 339 million people worldwide will need some form of emergency assistance next year.

UN puts French baguette on cultural heritage list
# Ooh La La
# Ooh La La

UN puts French baguette on cultural heritage list

Wed 11:08 PM 9,821 Views 23 Comments

The simple French flute has been recognised on the Unesco list.

# un - Last month November 2022

COP27 summit strikes historic deal to fund climate damages
# COP27
# COP27

COP27 summit strikes historic deal to fund climate damages

Updated Nov 20th 2022, 6:08 PM 15,087 Views 15 Comments

The two-week talks delivered a major breakthrough on a fund for climate loss and damage’.

World population set to reach eight billion today
# One In Eight Billion
# One In Eight Billion

World population set to reach eight billion today

Nov 15th 2022, 6:51 AM 14,031 Views 20 Comments

The UN attributes the growth to human development, with people living longer thanks to improvements in public health and medicine.

Warming weather and rising seas getting worse, UN meteorological report warns

Warming weather and rising seas getting worse, UN meteorological report warns

Nov 6th 2022, 1:28 PM 9,025 Views 25 Comments

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the latest report was a chronicle of climate chaos and a distress signal from the planet.

Twitter starts rolling out paid subscriptions as UN calls for human rights to be respected
# Takeover
# Takeover

Twitter starts rolling out paid subscriptions as UN calls for human rights to be respected

Nov 6th 2022, 8:06 AM 28,158 Views 52 Comments

Musk’s takeover of Twitter has caused controversy in recent days.

G7 discuss winter aid package for Ukraine as grain shipments resume
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

G7 discuss winter aid package for Ukraine as grain shipments resume

Nov 3rd 2022, 7:39 PM 5,759 Views 0 Comments

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said the G7 will help Ukraine with items including generators and heaters to survive the winter.

Yellowstone, Kilimanjaro glaciers among those set to vanish by 2050, UNESCO warns
# Glaciers
# Glaciers

Yellowstone, Kilimanjaro glaciers among those set to vanish by 2050, UNESCO warns

Nov 3rd 2022, 7:45 AM 13,066 Views 18 Comments

The warning follows a study of 18,600 glaciers at 50 World Heritage sites.

# un - This year 2022

UN report finds current climate pledges 'nowhere near' enough to prevent 1.5C warming
# Race Against Time
# Race Against Time

UN report finds current climate pledges 'nowhere near' enough to prevent 1.5C warming

Oct 26th 2022, 7:35 PM 5,838 Views 12 Comments

Experts say the world is failing to act with sufficient urgency to curb greenhouse gas emissions

US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region
# United Nations
# United Nations

US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region

Sep 26th 2022, 11:40 AM 5,312 Views 3 Comments

A UN report on Xinjiang published last month cited possible crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims in the region.

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.

Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 10:45 PM 48,804 Views 44 Comments

World leaders are gathered in New York for the 77th UN General Assembly.

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike
# UN General Assembly
# UN General Assembly

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 9:36 PM 74,971 Views 62 Comments

The Taoiseach was able to catch a later flight to New York following the incident.

Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’, says UN
# Taliban
# Taliban

Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’, says UN

Sep 18th 2022, 12:43 PM 8,515 Views 6 Comments

Teenage girls are still barred from school and women are required to cover themselves from head to toe in public, with only their eyes showing.

Chance for peace in Ukraine is 'minimal' at present, UN chief says after call with Putin
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Chance for peace in Ukraine is 'minimal' at present, UN chief says after call with Putin

Sep 14th 2022, 8:45 PM 14,665 Views 5 Comments

“I have the feeling we are still far away from peace,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff in Afghanistan

Sep 12th 2022, 7:54 PM 10,713 Views 4 Comments

The United Nations claimed three women were detained for questioning today.

Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN
# Humanitarian Crisis
# Humanitarian Crisis

Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN

Sep 6th 2022, 2:40 PM 6,010 Views 2 Comments

Mortality among newborn babies and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increasing due to disruption of services.

China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang
# Report
# Report

China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 9:04 AM 11,769 Views 9 Comments

Some countries, including the United States, have accused Beijing of committing genocide in Xinjiang.

Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk
# United Nations
# United Nations

Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk

Updated Aug 27th 2022, 1:20 PM 41,800 Views 27 Comments

The Zaporizhzhia facility was seized by Russian troops in the opening weeks of the February invasion and has remained on the front line ever since.

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement
# Marine Biodiversity
# Marine Biodiversity

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement

Aug 27th 2022, 10:20 AM 6,624 Views 9 Comments

After 15 years, negotiators have yet to reach a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues facing international waters.

UN chief to meet Ukraine, Turkey leaders in Lviv
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UN chief to meet Ukraine, Turkey leaders in Lviv

Aug 17th 2022, 11:12 AM 6,664 Views 18 Comments

The meeting will discuss ‘the need for a political solution to this conflict’, the UN said.

First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today

Aug 12th 2022, 6:07 PM 9,448 Views 2 Comments

The MV Brave Commander, which left Istanbul on Wednesday, is due to arrive in Yuzhne, east of Odessa on the Black Sea coast.

UN nuclear agency head 'alarmed' by strikes at Ukraine plant
# Nuclear Disaster
# Nuclear Disaster

UN nuclear agency head 'alarmed' by strikes at Ukraine plant

Aug 6th 2022, 7:13 PM 9,681 Views 11 Comments

There was shelling on Friday at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia power plant, Europe’s largest such facility.

Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert
# Russian Control
# Russian Control

Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert

Aug 3rd 2022, 11:27 AM 19,441 Views 9 Comments

A mission is needed to prevent a potential Chernobyl-like accident from taking place as a result of repeated shelling and a lack of repairs.

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce for two months
# Yemen
# Yemen

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce for two months

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:32 PM 5,751 Views 1 Comment

The already four-month-old ceasefire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the country’s war began six years ago.

UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment
# Archie Battersbee
# Archie Battersbee

UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment

Aug 2nd 2022, 5:51 PM 27,776 Views 7 Comments

Archie was found unconscious at his home by his mother on 7 April and has not regained consciousness since.

UK court rules to end 12-year-old boy's life support
# Archie Battersbee
# Archie Battersbee

UK court rules to end 12-year-old boy's life support

Aug 1st 2022, 6:34 PM 64,857 Views 21 Comments

Archie Battersbee was found unconscious in April with signs he had placed a ligature over his head, possibly after taking part in an online challenge.

World is ‘one misunderstanding away from nuclear annihilation’, UN chief warns
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

World is ‘one misunderstanding away from nuclear annihilation’, UN chief warns

Aug 1st 2022, 5:14 PM 29,671 Views 22 Comments

Antonio Guterres gave the warning at the opening of a meeting to review a 50-year-old treaty aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'
# Minsk
# Minsk

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'

Jul 20th 2022, 9:42 AM 17,825 Views 12 Comments

A Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Belarus last year.

'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

Jul 1st 2022, 10:32 PM 11,863 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.

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 21,550 Views 48 Comments

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

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 16,039 Views 37 Comments

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

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 19,529 Views 18 Comments

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

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 27,232 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 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 5,550 Views 0 Comments

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

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 6,325 Views 18 Comments

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

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 10,015 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.

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.

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 38,358 Views 51 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 9,869 Views 20 Comments

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

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