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# united-nations - Friday 19 November, 2021

White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being
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White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being

Updated Nov 19th 2021, 9:19 PM 3,617 Views 4 Comments

‘We are calling for an investigation with full transparency into her allegation of sexual assault.’

# united-nations - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
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UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes

Nov 10th 2021, 5:19 PM 15,228 Views 11 Comments

The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.

UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
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UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination

Nov 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,921 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.

# united-nations - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?
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'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?

Nov 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,619 Views 11 Comments

Any deals or agreements reached at COP26 will be very technical and require a lot of scrutiny, experts say.

# united-nations - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
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China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations

Oct 27th 2021, 9:04 AM 19,764 Views 31 Comments

The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.

# united-nations - Monday 25 October, 2021

UN warns countries’ carbon-cutting plans put world on course for 2.7C temperature rises
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UN warns countries’ carbon-cutting plans put world on course for 2.7C temperature rises

Oct 25th 2021, 6:10 PM 11,098 Views 30 Comments

The UN climate chief has urged countries to redouble their efforts to avoid a climate crisis.

# united-nations - Monday 13 September, 2021

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief
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‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief

Sep 13th 2021, 2:35 PM 12,561 Views 25 Comments

Some officials from the previous government and their relatives were detained and later found deceased.

# united-nations - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Coveney to chair UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York
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Coveney to chair UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York

Sep 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 10,288 Views 39 Comments

The foreign affairs minister will also visit the 9/11 memorial ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack.

# united-nations - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
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Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

Aug 5th 2021, 1:21 PM 10,507 Views 33 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

# united-nations - Monday 5 July, 2021

Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
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Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 8:50 PM 28,792 Views 44 Comments

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
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UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus

Jul 5th 2021, 3:21 PM 5,342 Views 7 Comments

The situation in Belarus has “deteriorated significantly” over the last year.

# united-nations - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
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Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:31 PM 12,112 Views 9 Comments

UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.

# united-nations - Friday 4 June, 2021

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
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Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,472 Views 18 Comments
  • 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.

# united-nations - Thursday 27 May, 2021

UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
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UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas

May 27th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,339 Views 21 Comments

The resolution will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long conflict.

# united-nations - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive
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UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive

May 25th 2021, 2:16 PM 20,513 Views 5 Comments

The 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s ruler has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape in March 2018.

# united-nations - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
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Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders

May 20th 2021, 7:44 AM 10,283 Views 41 Comments

Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.

# united-nations - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation
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UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 9,071 Views 15 Comments

The Kremlin critic is on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.

# united-nations - Friday 16 April, 2021

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
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UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes

Apr 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,120 Views 0 Comments

The Association of Mixed Race Irish has asked the United Nations to visit Ireland and investigate institutional racism here.

# united-nations - Monday 15 March, 2021

Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown
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Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown

Mar 15th 2021, 10:14 PM 7,567 Views 4 Comments

The UN has condemned the “continuing bloodshed” in Myanmar.

# united-nations - Friday 5 March, 2021

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive
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UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive

Mar 5th 2021, 9:01 PM 38,588 Views 33 Comments

Sheikha Latifa said in a video that she was being help captive and feared for her life.

# united-nations - Sunday 21 February, 2021

UN condemn actions of Myanmar junta after the death of two protesters
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UN condemn actions of Myanmar junta after the death of two protesters

Feb 21st 2021, 8:20 AM 4,898 Views 1 Comment

Saturday marked the deadliest day yet in more than two weeks of nationwide street demonstrations.

# united-nations - Friday 19 February, 2021

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries
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EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries

Feb 19th 2021, 12:50 PM 9,174 Views 28 Comments

US President Joe Biden is also set to introduce significant funding for Covax.

# united-nations - Thursday 18 February, 2021

UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access
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UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access

Feb 18th 2021, 6:51 AM 7,678 Views 5 Comments

Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council that 130 countries had not received a single dose of vaccine.

# united-nations - Sunday 14 February, 2021

UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access
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UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access

Feb 14th 2021, 6:45 AM 5,327 Views 0 Comments

One question that could be considered is whether UN peacekeepers should be declared essential workers and given vaccine priority.

# united-nations - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll
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Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll

Jan 27th 2021, 8:48 AM 8,977 Views 36 Comments

UNDP chief Achim Steiner says the poll also reveals how people want their policymakers to take action.

# united-nations - Friday 1 January, 2021

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
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Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council

Jan 1st 2021, 8:04 AM 17,393 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# united-nations - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
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Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls

Dec 26th 2020, 7:27 AM 14,915 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.

# united-nations - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN
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Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN

Dec 17th 2020, 3:28 PM 118,644 Views 171 Comments

The ranking appears in the UN’s annual Human Development Index.

# united-nations - Saturday 12 December, 2020

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
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UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency

Dec 12th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,906 Views 34 Comments

Last year Ireland became the second country in the world to declare a climate emergency.

# united-nations - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Record 80 million people now displaced in 'bleak milestone', UN says
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Record 80 million people now displaced in 'bleak milestone', UN says

Dec 9th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,112 Views 11 Comments

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said this will “continue to grow unless world leaders stop wars”.

# united-nations - Friday 20 November, 2020

'We think of all our players as being Irish' - Ireland brush off 'United Nations' jibe
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'We think of all our players as being Irish' - Ireland brush off 'United Nations' jibe

Nov 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 39,460 Views 42 Comments

Assistant coach Richie Murphy pointed out how well integrated foreign-born players have become in Ireland.

# united-nations - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect
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Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect

Oct 25th 2020, 10:42 AM 23,951 Views 24 Comments

Honduras just ratified the Treaty as the 50th state.

# united-nations - Friday 9 October, 2020

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,880 Views 12 Comments

The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.

# united-nations - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks
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Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks

Sep 29th 2020, 8:54 AM 12,297 Views 13 Comments

Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces yesterday despite pleas for calm.

# united-nations - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly
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Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2020, 10:44 AM 27,689 Views 60 Comments

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

# united-nations - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah
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Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah

Sep 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,434 Views 50 Comments

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.

# united-nations - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'
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Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'

Jun 30th 2020, 8:24 AM 25,065 Views 11 Comments

The UNFPA has called for urgent action to be taken to protect girls around the world.

# united-nations - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic
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United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:03 PM 29,446 Views 52 Comments

The suspected record temperature was measured in the Russian town of Verkoyansk on Saturday during a prolonged heatwave

# united-nations - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22
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Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 10:00 PM 73,084 Views 133 Comments

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
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Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today

Jun 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,068 Views 20 Comments

Ireland faces competition from Norway and Canada for two non-permanent seats on the council.

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