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#United Nations

# united-nations - Saturday 5 September, 2020

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

# united-nations - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

One in three UN workers have been sexually harassed in the past two years

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there are “some sobering statistics” in the new report.

# united-nations - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her

The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.

# united-nations - Monday 17 December, 2018

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'

Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.

# united-nations - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port

The announcement was made by the UN today.

# united-nations - Friday 7 December, 2018

Donald Trump expected to announce former Fox News journalist as ambassador to the United Nations

Heather Nauert was a reporter for Fox News before becoming State Department spokeswoman last year.

# united-nations - Thursday 29 November, 2018

2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record

The last four years are also the hottest years on record.

# united-nations - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse

The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.

# united-nations - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'Some are too frail to cry': Up to 85,000 children under five have died since start of 2015 Yemen war

The estimate by the group Save the Children was based on data compiled by the United Nations.

# united-nations - Friday 16 November, 2018

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide in landmark ruling

The “reign of terror” left some two million Cambodians dead from overwork, starvation and mass executions.

# united-nations - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Nóirín O'Sullivan has another new job - this time it's with the United Nations

She has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security at the United Nations.

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