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# United Nations

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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.
Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown
The UN has condemned the “continuing bloodshed” in Myanmar.
UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive
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
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
US President Joe Biden is also set to introduce significant funding for Covax.
UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access
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
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
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
The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.
Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
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
The ranking appears in the UN’s annual Human Development Index.
UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
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
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
Assistant coach Richie Murphy pointed out how well integrated foreign-born players have become in Ireland.
Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect
Honduras just ratified the Treaty as the 50th state.
World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
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
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
This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.
Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah
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'
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
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
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
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
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
Some US states reopened bowling alleys and nail salons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.