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#United Nations

# united-nations - Friday 1 January, 2021

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council

Jan 1st 2021, 8:04 AM 17,194 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# united-nations - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
# Conflict
# Conflict

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls

Dec 26th 2020, 7:27 AM 14,899 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.

# united-nations - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN
# Number 2
# Number 2

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN

Dec 17th 2020, 3:28 PM 114,193 Views 171 Comments

The ranking appears in the UN’s annual Human Development Index.

# united-nations - Saturday 12 December, 2020

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
# Paris Agreement
# Paris Agreement

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency

Dec 12th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,834 Views 34 Comments

Last year Ireland became the second country in the world to declare a climate emergency.

# united-nations - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Record 80 million people now displaced in 'bleak milestone', UN says
# United Nations
# United Nations

Record 80 million people now displaced in 'bleak milestone', UN says

Dec 9th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,102 Views 11 Comments

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said this will “continue to grow unless world leaders stop wars”.

# united-nations - Friday 20 November, 2020

'We think of all our players as being Irish' - Ireland brush off 'United Nations' jibe
# Residency Rule
From The42
# Residency Rule

'We think of all our players as being Irish' - Ireland brush off 'United Nations' jibe

Nov 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 39,405 Views 41 Comments

Assistant coach Richie Murphy pointed out how well integrated foreign-born players have become in Ireland.

# united-nations - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect
# United Nations
# United Nations

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect

Oct 25th 2020, 10:42 AM 23,920 Views 24 Comments

Honduras just ratified the Treaty as the 50th state.

# united-nations - Friday 9 October, 2020

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
# United Nations
# United Nations

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,863 Views 11 Comments

The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.

# united-nations - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks
# Azerbaijan
# Azerbaijan

Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks

Sep 29th 2020, 8:54 AM 12,288 Views 13 Comments

Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces yesterday despite pleas for calm.

# united-nations - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2020, 10:44 AM 27,670 Views 60 Comments

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

# united-nations - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah

Sep 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,330 Views 50 Comments

Sir Ivor Roberts warns of the dangers of a stronger Hezbollah in Lebanon and urges Ireland and the EU to take a tougher stance against the group.

# united-nations - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'
# Child Marriage
# Child Marriage

Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'

Jun 30th 2020, 8:24 AM 25,030 Views 11 Comments

The UNFPA has called for urgent action to be taken to protect girls around the world.

# united-nations - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic
# Hotting Up
# Hotting Up

United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:03 PM 29,429 Views 52 Comments

The suspected record temperature was measured in the Russian town of Verkoyansk on Saturday during a prolonged heatwave

# united-nations - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 10:00 PM 72,968 Views 133 Comments

A sustained campaign has seen Ireland win out in the first round of voting at the UN in New York this evening.

Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today

Jun 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,055 Views 20 Comments

Ireland faces competition from Norway and Canada for two non-permanent seats on the council.

# united-nations - Sunday 14 June, 2020

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided
# The Top Table
# The Top Table

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided

Jun 14th 2020, 8:30 AM 23,088 Views 50 Comments

Ireland is facing a “very competitive” field as it vies with Canada and Norway for a seat on the UN Security Council this Wednesday.

# united-nations - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Global death toll from coronavirus pandemic passes 200,000
# Global Pandemic
# Global Pandemic

Global death toll from coronavirus pandemic passes 200,000

Updated Apr 25th 2020, 9:20 PM 27,569 Views 64 Comments

Some US states reopened bowling alleys and nail salons.

# united-nations - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns

Apr 22nd 2020, 8:54 AM 64,361 Views 51 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.

# united-nations - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic

Apr 14th 2020, 10:39 AM 14,347 Views 6 Comments

Vaccination campaigns have been postponed in 24 countries to help prevent further spread of Covid-19.

# united-nations - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

UN chief describes Covid-19 emergency as the 'most challenging since the Second World War'
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN chief describes Covid-19 emergency as the 'most challenging since the Second World War'

Apr 1st 2020, 8:05 AM 14,898 Views 27 Comments

It comes as leaders around the world warn of an intense few weeks ahead as the virus continues to spread.

# united-nations - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York

Mar 11th 2020, 9:30 AM 31,625 Views 28 Comments

The government is hoping to secure a two-year rotating term on the UN Security Council in 2021.

# united-nations - Friday 28 February, 2020

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria
# Idlib
# Idlib

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

Feb 28th 2020, 9:32 PM 18,964 Views 24 Comments

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

# united-nations - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short
# Cop25
# Cop25

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short

Dec 15th 2019, 1:49 PM 10,383 Views 36 Comments

Greater ambition for how far countries were willing to go to combat the climate crisis failed to materialise at COP25.

# united-nations - Saturday 14 December, 2019

UN climate talks run into overtime, with best results set to fall short of recommendations
# Cop25
# Cop25

UN climate talks run into overtime, with best results set to fall short of recommendations

Dec 14th 2019, 9:38 AM 4,791 Views 20 Comments

The aim of the negotiations is to finalise the rulebook for the 2015 Paris climate accord.

# united-nations - Saturday 9 November, 2019

'Two terms of Donald Trump will not be twice the damage': Samantha Power on her career - and life after Obama
# Samantha Power
# Samantha Power

'Two terms of Donald Trump will not be twice the damage': Samantha Power on her career - and life after Obama

Nov 9th 2019, 9:00 AM 34,509 Views 26 Comments

Irish-American Samantha Power, who served as a UN ambassador, has had a long and storied career.

# united-nations - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

Nov 5th 2019, 6:58 AM 8,247 Views 38 Comments

The agreement set goals of preventing another 0.5C to 1C of warming from current levels.

# united-nations - Friday 1 November, 2019

Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved

Nov 1st 2019, 10:58 PM 102,343 Views 226 Comments

COP25 was meant to take place in Chile but is now due to be held in Spain.

# united-nations - Monday 7 October, 2019

Explainer: How does diplomatic immunity work?
# Above The Law
# Above The Law

Explainer: How does diplomatic immunity work?

Oct 7th 2019, 12:28 PM 21,075 Views 18 Comments

The concept is being discussed after UK police said that an American diplomat’s wife is a suspect in a fatal road crash.

# united-nations - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Sep 26th 2019, 6:38 AM 6,335 Views 44 Comments

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

# united-nations - Monday 23 September, 2019

Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'
# United Front
# United Front

Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 5:00 PM 25,429 Views 97 Comments

Leo Varadkar met European Council President Donald Tusk this afternoon in New York.

# united-nations - Sunday 22 September, 2019

'The hottest five-year period on record': The findings of a stark new climate report
# Rising Temperatures
# Rising Temperatures

'The hottest five-year period on record': The findings of a stark new climate report

Sep 22nd 2019, 6:03 PM 11,509 Views 116 Comments

It comes ahead of a major UN climate summit tomorrow that will be attended by more than 60 world leaders.

# united-nations - Friday 26 July, 2019

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar
# United Nations
# United Nations

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar

Jul 26th 2019, 10:21 PM 12,784 Views 21 Comments

Aid groups have described the spike in violence in Syria’s eight-year civil war as a “nightmare”.

# united-nations - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions

Jul 14th 2019, 6:01 PM 8,381 Views 15 Comments

President Higgins laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland at a ceremony in Collins Barracks.

# united-nations - Thursday 4 July, 2019

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre
# Libya
# Libya

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre

Jul 4th 2019, 7:10 AM 5,542 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

# united-nations - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert

Updated Jun 19th 2019, 12:53 PM 13,427 Views 0 Comments

The report calls on UN bodies to “demand” a follow-up criminal investigation.

# united-nations - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

Jun 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 54,319 Views 127 Comments

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

# united-nations - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US
# United Nations
# United Nations

Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US

May 11th 2019, 4:45 PM 15,401 Views 37 Comments

The framework “is historic in the sense that it is legally binding, said Rolph Payet of the United Nations Environment Programme.

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too

May 11th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,160 Views 97 Comments

A recent UN report has pointed to the huge threats to biodiversity across the globe.

# united-nations - Monday 6 May, 2019

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature
# Extinction
# Extinction

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature

May 6th 2019, 12:54 PM 24,950 Views 57 Comments

Over one million animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction.

# united-nations - Saturday 27 April, 2019

'Badly misguided': Trump to withdraw US from UN arms treaty
# Arms Trade Treaty
# Arms Trade Treaty

'Badly misguided': Trump to withdraw US from UN arms treaty

Apr 27th 2019, 12:23 PM 20,044 Views 43 Comments

The US Senate never ratified the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty after former president Barack Obama endorsed it.

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