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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# United Nations

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# Defence Forces
Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions
Ireland holds the record for the longest unbroken peacekeeping service of any nation in the world.
# United Nations
Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'
The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.
# New York
President Michael D Higgins to address United Nations during US visit next week
Higgins will also meet members of the Irish community during his time in New York.
# playing with fire
Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda
A war of words has erupted between Russia, the UK and the US.
# refugee crisis
Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.
# New York
Ministers travelling on St Patrick's Day to campaign for UN Security Council seat
Ireland is running for a seat on the Council for the 2021-2022 term, in which there are two seats available.
# heinous acts
UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'
A UN report said some of the cases are “reminiscent of Bosnia”.
# Syrian civil war
'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area
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.
# UN Security Council
Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'
At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.
# deadly crisis
Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo
The UN has described the situation in DR Congo as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.
# Rebels
Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria
The government recently tightened its siege of eastern Ghouta.
# Tension
North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war'
The UN Security Council unanimously passed new, US-drafted sanctions that will restrict oil supplies.
# Nuclear Weapons
'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea
The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.
# away for Christmas
'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.
# autonomous weapons
Call for ban on 'killer robots' - but are they really on the way?
The issue was brought up by concerned groups during UN talks earlier this week.
# Climate Change
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high
The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.
# Child Soldiers
Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony
The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.
# threats threats and more threats
As US warplanes fly off North Korea, Trump says the country's leaders 'won't be around much longer'
The war of words between the two powers shows no sign of abating.
# United Nations
Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.
# divisive
'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump
Trump took aim at countries who have been on his radar since he took up the presidency in January.
# United Nations
Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'
Trump made his comments ahead of the annual world leaders debate at the UN today.
# Rohingya refugees
Facing a barrage of criticism, Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly
The Nobel Peace Prize winner is being criticised for her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims.
# global study
Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate
We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.
# Human Rights
UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country
The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.
# hydrogen bomb
North Korea is 'begging for war': US steps up pressure on Kim Jong-un at UN
Members of the UN Security Council are calling for further sanctions against North Korea as the state claims it detonated a hydrogen bomb yesterday.
# rohingya
Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
# mixed message
Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation
His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
# Charlottesville
United Nations issues 'racism warning' over growing US tensions
A UN committee has said the move is aimed at helping prevent “existing problems from escalating into conflict”.
# Artificial Intelligence
Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned
“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”
# North Korea
Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions
Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.
# United Nations
New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'
A ban on exports aims to deprive Pyongyang of about €850 million in annual revenue.
# Nuclear Weapons
US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.
# Human Rights
Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells
Minister for State David Stanton was addressing the UN Convention Against Torture.
# global shift
For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs
The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.
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.
# South Sudan
'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.
# Yemen
Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world
One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.
# going rogue
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.
# Humanitarian
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.