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# united-nations - Last year 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 7,588 Views 4 Comments

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

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 38,623 Views 33 Comments

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

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 4,913 Views 1 Comment

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

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 9,193 Views 28 Comments

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

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 7,695 Views 5 Comments

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

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 5,342 Views 0 Comments

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

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 9,017 Views 36 Comments

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

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 17,457 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# united-nations - All time

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 14,933 Views 0 Comments

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

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 120,172 Views 171 Comments

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

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 8,945 Views 34 Comments

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

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 8,131 Views 11 Comments

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

'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 39,512 Views 42 Comments

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

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 23,997 Views 24 Comments

Honduras just ratified the Treaty as the 50th state.

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

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,906 Views 12 Comments

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

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 12,325 Views 13 Comments

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

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 27,716 Views 60 Comments

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

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 25,485 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.

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 25,097 Views 11 Comments

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

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 29,461 Views 52 Comments

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

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 73,147 Views 135 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 10,101 Views 20 Comments

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

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 23,149 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.

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 27,600 Views 64 Comments

Some US states reopened bowling alleys and nail salons.

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 64,477 Views 51 Comments

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

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 14,385 Views 6 Comments

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

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 14,931 Views 27 Comments

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

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 31,786 Views 28 Comments

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

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 19,004 Views 24 Comments

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

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 10,406 Views 36 Comments

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

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 4,811 Views 20 Comments

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

'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 34,588 Views 26 Comments

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

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 8,264 Views 38 Comments

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

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 102,630 Views 227 Comments

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

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

Explainer: How does diplomatic immunity work?

Oct 7th 2019, 12:28 PM 21,604 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.

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 6,352 Views 44 Comments

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

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 25,463 Views 97 Comments

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

'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 11,522 Views 116 Comments

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

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 12,823 Views 23 Comments

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

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 8,421 Views 15 Comments

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