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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# United Nations

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# Hotting Up
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
# Diplomacy
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.
# Crunch time
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.
# the top table
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.
# global pandemic
Global death toll from coronavirus pandemic passes 200,000
Some US states reopened bowling alleys and nail salons.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Covid-19
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
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.
# UN Security Council
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.
# Idlib
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.
# cop25
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.
# cop25
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.
# Samantha Power
'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.
# Climate Change
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.
# Climate Change
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.
# above the law
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
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 front
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.
# rising temperatures
'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
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”.
# Defence Forces
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.
# Libya
UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre
Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.
# Jamal Khashoggi
'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert
The report calls on UN bodies to “demand” a follow-up criminal investigation.
# Housing Crisis
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
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.
# Biodiversity
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.
# extinction
'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.
# Arms Trade Treaty
'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.
# evidence
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.
# Bangkok
UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her
The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.
# COP24
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.
# Humanitarian Crisis
Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port
The announcement was made by the UN today.
# Heather Nauert
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.
# Climate Change
2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record
The last four years are also the hottest years on record.
# Violence Against Women
'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse
The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.
# Save the Children
'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.
# Genocide
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
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.
# Climate Change
'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects
In a landmark report released today, the organisation said that time is running out to avert disaster.
# that's the joke
Trump brings the house down at UN General Assembly after insisting his White House has 'achieved more than any other'
Ordinarily the General Assembly is a pretty solemn place. But not today.