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# 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 35,884 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 15,549 Views 36 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 38,646 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 19,435 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 5,512 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 6,216 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 9,983 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 9,252 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 7,601 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 40,175 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 37,079 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 38,282 Views 51 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 20,072 Views 14 Comments

Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.

# united-nations - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Four million refugees have fled Ukraine, says UN agency
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Four million refugees have fled Ukraine, says UN agency

Mar 30th 2022, 11:37 AM 3,234 Views 4 Comments

More than 2.3 million have arrived in Poland, but many have travelled on to other countries or back into Ukraine.

# united-nations - 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 11,117 Views 20 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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 11,004 Views 3 Comments

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

# united-nations - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

More than three million refugees flee Ukraine war, UN says
# United Nations
# United Nations

More than three million refugees flee Ukraine war, UN says

Mar 15th 2022, 11:43 AM 7,866 Views 5 Comments

Over 1.4 million of these people are children.

# united-nations - 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 16,961 Views 9 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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 30,955 Views 29 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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 17,742 Views 3 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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 13,497 Views 40 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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 5,259 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.

# united-nations - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'
# Russia
# Russia

Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'

Dec 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 23,324 Views 19 Comments

The status is reminiscent of the Soviet-era term “enemy of the people” and is meant to apply to people or groups that receive funding from abroad.

# united-nations - Friday 10 December, 2021

UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'
# China
# China

UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'

Dec 10th 2021, 3:52 PM 6,928 Views 0 Comments

The report detailed allegations of torture, rape and inhumane treatment.

# united-nations - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Body representing Olympic athletes calls for 'quiet diplomacy' around missing Chinese tennis star
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Body representing Olympic athletes calls for 'quiet diplomacy' around missing Chinese tennis star

Nov 20th 2021, 5:50 PM 32,001 Views 28 Comments

The statement underlines the softly-softly approach adopted by the IOC ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

# united-nations - Friday 19 November, 2021

White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being
# Me Too
From The42
# Me Too

White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being

Updated Nov 19th 2021, 9:19 PM 3,662 Views 4 Comments

‘We are calling for an investigation with full transparency into her allegation of sexual assault.’

# united-nations - 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 15,529 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 13,206 Views 4 Comments

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

# united-nations - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?

Nov 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,674 Views 11 Comments

Any deals or agreements reached at COP26 will be very technical and require a lot of scrutiny, experts say.

# united-nations - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations

Oct 27th 2021, 9:04 AM 19,800 Views 31 Comments

The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.

# united-nations - 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 11,126 Views 30 Comments

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

# united-nations - 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.

# united-nations - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

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 10,301 Views 39 Comments

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

# united-nations - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
# Israel-Lebanon
# Israel-Lebanon

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

Aug 5th 2021, 1:21 PM 10,544 Views 33 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

# united-nations - Monday 5 July, 2021

Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 8:50 PM 28,865 Views 44 Comments

He will also meet with political leaders, including the Defence Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister.

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus
# Minsk
# Minsk

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus

Jul 5th 2021, 3:21 PM 5,377 Views 7 Comments

The situation in Belarus has “deteriorated significantly” over the last year.

# united-nations - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
# Unesco
# Unesco

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:31 PM 12,130 Views 9 Comments

UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.

# united-nations - Friday 4 June, 2021

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,853 Views 18 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
  • The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
  • The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.

# united-nations - Thursday 27 May, 2021

UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas

May 27th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,367 Views 21 Comments

The resolution will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long conflict.

# united-nations - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive

May 25th 2021, 2:16 PM 20,536 Views 5 Comments

The 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s ruler has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape in March 2018.

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