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#United Nations

# united-nations - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone

There are concerns that this new safe zone could be safeguarded by Russian and US troops.

# united-nations - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# united-nations - Sunday 25 June, 2017

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

# united-nations - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson

President Donald Trump yesterday delayed a decision to honour or walk away from the climate deal.

# united-nations - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq

The UN has warned Temen is on the brink of a famine caused by conflict.

# united-nations - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

# united-nations - Monday 20 February, 2017

Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly'

Vitaly Churkin (64) died suddenly today, Russia confirmed, without giving further information.

# united-nations - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

# united-nations - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

# united-nations - Friday 27 January, 2017

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

# united-nations - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General

The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.

# united-nations - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights

Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.

# united-nations - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

# united-nations - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

# united-nations - Saturday 10 September, 2016

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'

The country has sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail”.

Child pornography is still widely available in Japan, a year after it was criminalised

Before the changes came into effect last year, it was the only Group of Seven nation in which the possession of sexualised images or videos of people under 18 remained legal.

# united-nations - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Millions in UN state aid given to organisations run by Syrian President's family

Analysis by The Guardian has shown that millions have been allocated in aid to these organisations – despite EU and US sanctions.

# united-nations - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

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Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality

The video calls for an end to violence against women and education for all girls.

# united-nations - Monday 13 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# united-nations - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty

We’re likely to receive a hammering on issues including abortion, disabilities, Traveller rights, education and homelessness.

# united-nations - Monday 9 May, 2016

'People with disabilities should have a say in tracking UN Convention'

Ireland signed the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities in 2007, but the State is yet to ratify it.

# united-nations - Monday 2 May, 2016

Malawi albinos face "extinction" if they continue to be murdered for their body parts

There’s a crisis in the country, a UN expert has warned.

# united-nations - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case

The organisation made a number of claims in a letter sent last year.

# united-nations - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs

Delegates from the European Union, Switzerland, Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay among others called for abolishing capital punishment for drug criminals.

# united-nations - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years

The former Bosnian Serb leader was sentenced to four decades in jail over the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

# united-nations - Friday 11 March, 2016

South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages

The UN report also found that civilians suspected of supporting the opposition, including children, had being burnt alive and hanged from trees.

# united-nations - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

# united-nations - Monday 28 December, 2015

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens

At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.

# united-nations - Thursday 17 December, 2015

UN slammed for 'gross failure' to act on sex abuse allegations against troops

It was alleged that French troops had forced children to perform sexual acts in exchange for food.

# united-nations - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

# united-nations - Monday 16 November, 2015

North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor

Ban Ki-moon will reportedly meet with Kim Jong-un later this week.

# united-nations - Saturday 3 October, 2015

WATCH: 45 seconds of awkward silence at the United Nations

Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to get noticed at the UN.

# united-nations - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg and Bono want to bring the internet to refugee camps

“A ‘like’ or a post won’t stop a tank or a bullet, but when people are connected, we have the chance to build a common global community.”

# united-nations - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money

The location isn’t too shabby at all.

# united-nations - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive

A UN agency said warring forces have carried out horrific crimes against children including tying them together before slitting their throats.

# united-nations - Saturday 27 June, 2015

'There is truly no reason to die from cholera but 9,000 people have since 2010'

And there’s been a 190% increase in the disease in Haiti this year.

# united-nations - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

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'I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training'

Shane Jennings has been named as captain of the Baa-Baas team to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

# united-nations - Monday 11 May, 2015

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.