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#United Nations

# 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 10,274 Views 38 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 10,493 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 28,766 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 5,331 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 12,108 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 22,536 Views 17 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 10,330 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 20,492 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.

# united-nations - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
# United Nations
# United Nations

Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders

May 20th 2021, 7:44 AM 10,282 Views 41 Comments

Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.

# united-nations - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation
# Russia
# Russia

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 9,068 Views 15 Comments

The Kremlin critic is on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.

# united-nations - Friday 16 April, 2021

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
# AMRI
# AMRI

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes

Apr 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,028 Views 0 Comments

The Association of Mixed Race Irish has asked the United Nations to visit Ireland and investigate institutional racism here.

# united-nations - Monday 15 March, 2021

Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown
# Yangon
# Yangon

Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown

Mar 15th 2021, 10:14 PM 7,560 Views 4 Comments

The UN has condemned the “continuing bloodshed” in Myanmar.

# united-nations - Friday 5 March, 2021

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive

Mar 5th 2021, 9:01 PM 38,583 Views 33 Comments

Sheikha Latifa said in a video that she was being help captive and feared for her life.

# united-nations - Sunday 21 February, 2021

UN condemn actions of Myanmar junta after the death of two protesters
# Myanmar Coup
# Myanmar Coup

UN condemn actions of Myanmar junta after the death of two protesters

Feb 21st 2021, 8:20 AM 4,896 Views 1 Comment

Saturday marked the deadliest day yet in more than two weeks of nationwide street demonstrations.

# united-nations - Friday 19 February, 2021

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries
# Covax
# Covax

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries

Feb 19th 2021, 12:50 PM 9,170 Views 28 Comments

US President Joe Biden is also set to introduce significant funding for Covax.

# united-nations - Thursday 18 February, 2021

UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access
# António Guterres
# António Guterres

UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access

Feb 18th 2021, 6:51 AM 7,677 Views 5 Comments

Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council that 130 countries had not received a single dose of vaccine.

# united-nations - Sunday 14 February, 2021

UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access

Feb 14th 2021, 6:45 AM 5,326 Views 0 Comments

One question that could be considered is whether UN peacekeepers should be declared essential workers and given vaccine priority.

# united-nations - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll
# Global Emergency
# Global Emergency

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll

Jan 27th 2021, 8:48 AM 8,977 Views 36 Comments

UNDP chief Achim Steiner says the poll also reveals how people want their policymakers to take action.

# 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 17,377 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 14,914 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 118,035 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 8,901 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 8,112 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 39,446 Views 42 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 23,939 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 8,872 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 12,296 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 27,686 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 25,411 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 25,058 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 29,443 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 73,069 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 10,060 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 23,116 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 27,576 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 64,420 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 14,363 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 14,901 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 31,689 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 18,972 Views 24 Comments

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

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