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#United Nations

# united-nations - Monday 26 September, 2022

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

Mon 11:40 AM 5,260 Views 2 Comments

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

# united-nations - Friday 23 September, 2022

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

Fri 3:22 PM 30,716 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 Fri 7:00 AM 47,969 Views 64 Comments

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

# united-nations - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

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 48,617 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 74,828 Views 60 Comments

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

Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
# New York
# New York

Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 2:19 PM 11,770 Views 22 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will also arrive in New York later today.

# united-nations - Sunday 18 September, 2022

Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees
# Humanitarian
# Humanitarian

Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees

Sep 18th 2022, 2:02 PM 9,109 Views 25 Comments

It brings Ireland’s total contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency in 2022 to €8 million.

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 8,496 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.

Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?
# London-NYC
# London-NYC

Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?

Sep 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 11,168 Views 8 Comments

The Taoiseach will deliver Ireland’s National Statement in the UN on Thursday.

# united-nations - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

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 14,632 Views 5 Comments

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

# united-nations - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN
# Paris Agreement
# Paris Agreement

Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN

Sep 13th 2022, 2:59 PM 7,983 Views 10 Comments

The warning came as a multi-agency report sets out the scale of the crisis.

# united-nations - Monday 12 September, 2022

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 10,642 Views 4 Comments

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

UN warns 50 million people are stuck in 'modern slavery'
# Modern Slavery
# Modern Slavery

UN warns 50 million people are stuck in 'modern slavery'

Sep 12th 2022, 10:02 AM 13,584 Views 4 Comments

The UN set a goal to eradicate all forms of modern slavery by 2030, but instead the number ballooned by 10 million between 2016 and 2021.

# united-nations - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 12:09 PM 14,261 Views 0 Comments

An Irish diplomatic team has visited the Horn of Africa as the State is due to announce further funding to avert a famine.

# united-nations - Monday 5 September, 2022

Investigation as civilian motorcyclist killed in Lebanon collision with Irish military vehicle
# UNIFIL
# UNIFIL

Investigation as civilian motorcyclist killed in Lebanon collision with Irish military vehicle

Sep 5th 2022, 5:20 PM 19,167 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in south Lebanon where the troops are based.

# united-nations - Thursday 1 September, 2022

UN nuclear agency team arrive at Russia-held power plant in Ukraine
# Zaporizhzhia
# Zaporizhzhia

UN nuclear agency team arrive at Russia-held power plant in Ukraine

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 2:30 PM 13,738 Views 8 Comments

It comes after Ukraine accused Russia of shelling in the area that forced the closure of one of the facility’s six reactors.

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 11,755 Views 9 Comments

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

# united-nations - Saturday 27 August, 2022

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 41,720 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 6,610 Views 9 Comments

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

# united-nations - Thursday 18 August, 2022

Zelenskyy rules out any 'peace' with Russia unless troops withdraw
# Lviv
# Lviv

Zelenskyy rules out any 'peace' with Russia unless troops withdraw

Updated Aug 18th 2022, 6:23 PM 23,824 Views 26 Comments

Zelenskyy met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Erdogan today.

# united-nations - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Irish diplomats work to broker nuclear weapons deal in high-level New York talks
# United Nations
# United Nations

Irish diplomats work to broker nuclear weapons deal in high-level New York talks

Aug 13th 2022, 6:30 AM 22,132 Views 10 Comments

Irish diplomats are involved in the month-long talks on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

# united-nations - Friday 12 August, 2022

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 9,440 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.

# united-nations - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

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 5,748 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.

# united-nations - Sunday 31 July, 2022

2 shot dead by UN peacekeepers at border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo
# United Nations
# United Nations

2 shot dead by UN peacekeepers at border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo

Jul 31st 2022, 4:40 PM 29,345 Views 15 Comments

Peacekeepers appeared to open fire before opening a border gate, driving on and continuing to shoot while people scattered or hid.

# united-nations - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
# Redress
# Redress

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 5:41 PM 10,970 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman proposed the office be set up following the signing into law of the Institutional Burials Act.

UN rights watchdog warns Ireland over abortion wait period and women travelling abroad for care
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN rights watchdog warns Ireland over abortion wait period and women travelling abroad for care

Jul 27th 2022, 3:42 PM 8,719 Views 13 Comments

The Committee has called for the Government to remove barriers for women seeking access to abortion services.

# united-nations - 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

Jul 1st 2022, 10:32 PM 11,858 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.

# united-nations - Friday 10 June, 2022

UN issues war crimes warning after death sentences given to soldiers
# Russia
# Russia

UN issues war crimes warning after death sentences given to soldiers

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 10:45 PM 35,972 Views 22 Comments

Three foreigners captured fighting for Ukraine were sentenced to death by pro-Russian rebels yesterday.

# united-nations - 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 15,863 Views 37 Comments

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

# united-nations - Friday 3 June, 2022

Turkey officially changes name at United Nations
# Rebrand
# Rebrand

Turkey officially changes name at United Nations

Jun 3rd 2022, 8:58 AM 38,759 Views 36 Comments

In addition to matching how the nation is spelled in Turkish, it will also distinguish the country from the bird of the same name.

# united-nations - 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 19,501 Views 18 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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 5,547 Views 0 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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 6,312 Views 18 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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 10,012 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.

# united-nations - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Record 9.3 million Syrian children in need of aid, says UN
# Syria
# Syria

Record 9.3 million Syrian children in need of aid, says UN

May 8th 2022, 3:07 PM 9,279 Views 12 Comments

The United Nations has warned that funding to aid victims of the civil war in Syria is dwindling.

# united-nations - Friday 6 May, 2022

UN sends new Mariupol convoy to rescue civilians from 'bleak hell'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UN sends new Mariupol convoy to rescue civilians from 'bleak hell'

May 6th 2022, 7:08 AM 7,620 Views 11 Comments

Ten weeks into the war, Russia has focused its efforts on Ukraine’s east and south.

# united-nations - Sunday 1 May, 2022

Russian defence ministry says 80 Mariupol civilians have been handed over to UN or Red Cross
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian defence ministry says 80 Mariupol civilians have been handed over to UN or Red Cross

May 1st 2022, 7:30 PM 40,239 Views 20 Comments

Earlier efforts at evacuations from the plant, the last site in the city still held by Ukrainian soldiers, had failed.

# united-nations - Friday 29 April, 2022

Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine
# Zaporizhzhia
# Zaporizhzhia

Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine

Updated Apr 29th 2022, 1:50 PM 37,133 Views 33 Comments
  • Paul Urey and Dylan Healy were "captured" by Russian soldiers at a checkpoint near Zaporizhzhia.
  • One person has been killed in a Russian strike on Kyiv during UN Secretary General's visit to the capital.
  • Zelenskyy said the strikes were an attempt by Russia to "humiliate" the UN and everything it represents.

# united-nations - 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 38,335 Views 52 Comments

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

# united-nations - Friday 15 April, 2022

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,160 Views 14 Comments

Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.

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