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#United Nations

# united-nations - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie One in three UN workers have been sexually harassed in the past two years 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.

# united-nations - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her Bangkok

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

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

# united-nations - Monday 17 December, 2018

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

# united-nations - Thursday 13 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port Humanitarian Crisis

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

The announcement was made by the UN today.

# united-nations - Friday 7 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump expected to announce former Fox News journalist as ambassador to the United Nations 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.

# united-nations - Thursday 29 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record 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.

# united-nations - Sunday 25 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse 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.

# united-nations - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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

# united-nations - Friday 16 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide in landmark ruling 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 - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

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

# united-nations - Monday 8 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects 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.

# united-nations - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Trump brings the house down at UN General Assembly after insisting his White House has 'achieved more than any other' That's The Joke This post contains videos

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.

# united-nations - Sunday 23 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York Peace And Security

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

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

# united-nations - Saturday 22 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees Mahmoud Abbas Visit

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees

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

# united-nations - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today Column

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

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

# united-nations - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya 'genocide' United Nations

Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya 'genocide'

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

# united-nations - Monday 27 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report Rohingya

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report

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

# united-nations - Sunday 19 August, 2018

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

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

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

# united-nations - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died following a short illness RIP

# united-nations - Saturday 4 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie North Korea criticises US for acting with 'alarming' impatience on denuclearisation issue Nuclear Weapons

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

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.

# united-nations - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

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

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

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

# united-nations - Monday 2 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bono gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during Madison Square Garden concert United Nations

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

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

# united-nations - Sunday 24 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions Defence Forces This post contains videos

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 - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers' 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.

# united-nations - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie President Michael D Higgins to address United Nations during US visit next week 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.

# united-nations - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda Playing With Fire

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda

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

# united-nations - Monday 2 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped Refugee Crisis

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

# united-nations - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ministers travelling on St Patrick's Day to campaign for UN Security Council seat 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.

# united-nations - Friday 23 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones' 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”.

# united-nations - Thursday 22 February, 2018

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

# united-nations - Friday 5 January, 2018

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

# united-nations - Thursday 28 December, 2017

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

From TheJournal.ie Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria Rebels

Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria

The government recently tightened its siege of eastern Ghouta.

# united-nations - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war' 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.

# united-nations - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea 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.

# united-nations - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon 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.

# united-nations - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Call for ban on 'killer robots' - but are they really on the way? 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.

# united-nations - Monday 30 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high 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.

# united-nations - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony Child Soldiers This post contains videos

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.

# united-nations - Sunday 24 September, 2017

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.

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