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UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre
# Libya
# Libya

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre

Jul 4th 2019, 7:10 AM 5,559 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert

Updated Jun 19th 2019, 12:53 PM 13,449 Views 0 Comments

The report calls on UN bodies to “demand” a follow-up criminal investigation.

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

Jun 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 55,309 Views 127 Comments

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US
# United Nations
# United Nations

Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US

May 11th 2019, 4:45 PM 15,468 Views 37 Comments

The framework “is historic in the sense that it is legally binding, said Rolph Payet of the United Nations Environment Programme.

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too

May 11th 2019, 6:30 AM 15,870 Views 97 Comments

A recent UN report has pointed to the huge threats to biodiversity across the globe.

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature
# Extinction
# Extinction

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature

May 6th 2019, 12:54 PM 25,058 Views 57 Comments

Over one million animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction.

'Badly misguided': Trump to withdraw US from UN arms treaty
# Arms Trade Treaty
# Arms Trade Treaty

'Badly misguided': Trump to withdraw US from UN arms treaty

Apr 27th 2019, 12:23 PM 20,056 Views 43 Comments

The US Senate never ratified the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty after former president Barack Obama endorsed it.

One in three UN workers have been sexually harassed in the past two years
# Evidence
# Evidence

One in three UN workers have been sexually harassed in the past two years

Jan 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 6,314 Views 6 Comments

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there are “some sobering statistics” in the new report.

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her

Jan 9th 2019, 7:59 AM 15,136 Views 22 Comments

The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'
# COP24
# COP24

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'

Dec 17th 2018, 9:42 AM 29,951 Views 47 Comments

Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.

Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port
# Humanitarian Crisis
# Humanitarian Crisis

Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port

Dec 13th 2018, 1:22 PM 6,785 Views 5 Comments

The announcement was made by the UN today.

Donald Trump expected to announce former Fox News journalist as ambassador to the United Nations
# Heather Nauert
# Heather Nauert

Donald Trump expected to announce former Fox News journalist as ambassador to the United Nations

Dec 7th 2018, 7:40 AM 24,113 Views 29 Comments

Heather Nauert was a reporter for Fox News before becoming State Department spokeswoman last year.

2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record

Nov 29th 2018, 1:45 PM 11,315 Views 32 Comments

The last four years are also the hottest years on record.

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse
# Violence Against Women
# Violence Against Women

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse

Nov 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,541 Views 67 Comments

The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.

'Some are too frail to cry': Up to 85,000 children under five have died since start of 2015 Yemen war
# Save The Children
# Save The Children

'Some are too frail to cry': Up to 85,000 children under five have died since start of 2015 Yemen war

Nov 21st 2018, 5:22 PM 7,940 Views 16 Comments

The estimate by the group Save the Children was based on data compiled by the United Nations.

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide in landmark ruling
# Genocide
# Genocide

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide in landmark ruling

Nov 16th 2018, 7:36 AM 22,050 Views 38 Comments

The “reign of terror” left some two million Cambodians dead from overwork, starvation and mass executions.

Nóirín O'Sullivan has another new job - this time it's with the United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

Nóirín O'Sullivan has another new job - this time it's with the United Nations

Oct 31st 2018, 5:59 PM 32,911 Views 109 Comments

She has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security at the United Nations.

'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects

Updated Oct 8th 2018, 8:14 PM 22,430 Views 79 Comments

In a landmark report released today, the organisation said that time is running out to avert disaster.

Trump brings the house down at UN General Assembly after insisting his White House has 'achieved more than any other'
# That's The Joke
# That's The Joke

Trump brings the house down at UN General Assembly after insisting his White House has 'achieved more than any other'

Sep 25th 2018, 5:42 PM 81,478 Views 89 Comments

Ordinarily the General Assembly is a pretty solemn place. But not today.

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York
# Peace And Security
# Peace And Security

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

Sep 23rd 2018, 6:00 AM 11,633 Views 44 Comments

If Ireland’s bid is successful, it would be the fourth time the country has been elected to the council.

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees
# Mahmoud Abbas Visit
# Mahmoud Abbas Visit

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees

Updated Sep 22nd 2018, 5:30 PM 30,675 Views 151 Comments

Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney today.

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today
# Column
# Column

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today

Sep 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,005 Views 71 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.

Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya 'genocide'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya 'genocide'

Aug 29th 2018, 2:42 PM 8,412 Views 13 Comments

On Monday the UN probe detailed evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity “perpetrated on a massive scale” against the Rohingya.

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report
# Rohingya
# Rohingya

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report

Updated Aug 27th 2018, 3:05 PM 12,360 Views 13 Comments

UN investigators lambasted the platform earlier this year, saying it had morphed into a “beast” in Myanmar.

'Honestly, we are in a mess': Kofi Annan lashed out at global leaders in one of his final interviews
# United Nations
# United Nations

'Honestly, we are in a mess': Kofi Annan lashed out at global leaders in one of his final interviews

Aug 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 14,214 Views 8 Comments

“Today, leaders are going in the wrong direction.”

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died following a short illness
# RIP
# RIP

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died following a short illness

Updated Aug 18th 2018, 2:05 PM 58,434 Views 53 Comments

He was 80 years old.

North Korea criticises US for acting with 'alarming' impatience on denuclearisation issue
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

North Korea criticises US for acting with 'alarming' impatience on denuclearisation issue

Updated Aug 4th 2018, 12:00 PM 11,690 Views 58 Comments

A UN report has said that North Korea has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade sanctions.

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat
# All I Want Is UN
# All I Want Is UN

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:40 AM 25,864 Views 107 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

Bono gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during Madison Square Garden concert
# United Nations
# United Nations

Bono gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during Madison Square Garden concert

Jul 2nd 2018, 8:13 AM 17,891 Views 76 Comments

A formal launch event for Ireland’s bid to the UN Security Council will take place today.

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions

Jun 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 7,658 Views 1 Comment

Ireland holds the record for the longest unbroken peacekeeping service of any nation in the world.

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

Jun 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 7,739 Views 5 Comments

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

President Michael D Higgins to address United Nations during US visit next week
# New York
# New York

President Michael D Higgins to address United Nations during US visit next week

Apr 18th 2018, 3:05 PM 6,608 Views 18 Comments

Higgins will also meet members of the Irish community during his time in New York.

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda
# Playing With Fire
# Playing With Fire

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda

Apr 5th 2018, 10:57 PM 9,126 Views 99 Comments

A war of words has erupted between Russia, the UK and the US.

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 19,865 Views 54 Comments

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

Ministers travelling on St Patrick's Day to campaign for UN Security Council seat
# New York
# New York

Ministers travelling on St Patrick's Day to campaign for UN Security Council seat

Mar 6th 2018, 8:54 AM 10,424 Views 43 Comments

Ireland is running for a seat on the Council for the 2021-2022 term, in which there are two seats available.

UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'
# Heinous Acts
# Heinous Acts

UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:36 PM 14,524 Views 32 Comments

A UN report said some of the cases are “reminiscent of Bosnia”.

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area

Feb 22nd 2018, 10:58 PM 9,954 Views 48 Comments

fter two weeks of negotiations, Russia today told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

Jan 5th 2018, 11:15 PM 7,970 Views 85 Comments

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo
# Deadly Crisis
# Deadly Crisis

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

Dec 28th 2017, 2:12 PM 10,747 Views 107 Comments

The UN has described the situation in DR Congo as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria
# Rebels
# Rebels

Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria

Dec 28th 2017, 7:35 AM 5,471 Views 16 Comments

The government recently tightened its siege of eastern Ghouta.