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# United Nations

Last year
Thousands of leaked photos and documents shed new light on China's 're-education' camps
The files were published as UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet begins a long-awaited and controversial trip to Xinjiang.
UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity
Antonio Guterres said he is “hopeful” a deal will be reached to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.
Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns
Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year.
50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns
The World Meteorological Organization said there is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record.
Record 9.3 million Syrian children in need of aid, says UN
The United Nations has warned that funding to aid victims of the civil war in Syria is dwindling.
UN sends new Mariupol convoy to rescue civilians from 'bleak hell'
Ten weeks into the war, Russia has focused its efforts on Ukraine’s east and south.
Russian defence ministry says 80 Mariupol civilians have been handed over to UN or Red Cross
Earlier efforts at evacuations from the plant, the last site in the city still held by Ukrainian soldiers, had failed.
Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine
It comes as Russia carried out an airstrike in Kyiv.
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.
US President seeks $33 billion package to send arms and aid to Ukraine
Poland and Bulgaria to receive gas from EU neighbours following Russian supply halt
Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today that it has detailed a “horror story” of violations perpetrated against civilians.
UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN
Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.
Four million refugees have fled Ukraine, says UN agency
More than 2.3 million have arrived in Poland, but many have travelled on to other countries or back into Ukraine.
10 million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine
The UN gave the new statistics on the impact of the invasion by Russia today.
UN votes to secure formal presence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
The resolution, which avoids using the word Taliban, will allow the UN to continue its “crucial” work in Afghanistan.
More than three million refugees flee Ukraine war, UN says
Over 1.4 million of these people are children.
UN human rights chief condemns Saudi 'mass execution'
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had executed a record 81 people in one day for terrorism-related offences.
Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus
It comes as two UN emergency meetings are held today over the invasion of Ukraine.
False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds
Belarusian authorities arrested journalist Roman Protasevitch after the flight was forced to land in Minsk on 23 May 2021.
UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'
Around 8 million children could miss out on their education because teachers largely have not been paid since August.
UN to hold Sudan talks to end crisis after coup
“It is time to end the violence and enter into a constructive process,” UN special envoy Volker Perthes said in a statement.
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Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'
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.
UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'
The report detailed allegations of torture, rape and inhumane treatment.
Body representing Olympic athletes calls for 'quiet diplomacy' around missing Chinese tennis star
The statement underlines the softly-softly approach adopted by the IOC ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being
‘We are calling for an investigation with full transparency into her allegation of sexual assault.’
UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
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
Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.
'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?
Any deals or agreements reached at COP26 will be very technical and require a lot of scrutiny, experts say.
China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.
UN warns countries’ carbon-cutting plans put world on course for 2.7C temperature rises
The UN climate chief has urged countries to redouble their efforts to avoid a climate crisis.
‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief
Some officials from the previous government and their relatives were detained and later found deceased.
Coveney to chair UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York
The foreign affairs minister will also visit the 9/11 memorial ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack.
Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.
Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
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
The situation in Belarus has “deteriorated significantly” over the last year.
Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.
Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
117 Defence Forces personnel have just returned from an extended seven-month deployment to Lebanon.
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.
UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
The resolution will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long conflict.
UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive
The 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s ruler has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape in March 2018.
Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.
UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation
The Kremlin critic is on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.
UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
The Association of Mixed Race Irish has asked the United Nations to visit Ireland and investigate institutional racism here.