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Russian invasion of Ukraine and veto undermines UN Security Council, Coveney says
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Russian invasion of Ukraine and veto undermines UN Security Council, Coveney says

Tue 6:59 PM 10,184 Views 24 Comments

Coveney believes Ireland has had a “sustained and positive impact” during its two-year term on the council.

# united-nations - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Irish NGO fighting cholera in Haiti amid 'power vacuum' and civil unrest
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Irish NGO fighting cholera in Haiti amid 'power vacuum' and civil unrest

Nov 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 9,675 Views 2 Comments

Goal is the primary international non-governmental organisation in Port-au-Prince and in surrounding communities.

# united-nations - Last month November 2022

Motion on Ireland remaining a militarily neutral state won't be opposed by Government
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Motion on Ireland remaining a militarily neutral state won't be opposed by Government

Nov 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 18,106 Views 35 Comments

Taoiseach says scrapping the triple-lock is not in the Programme for Government.

UN human rights council eyes investigation of Iran's crackdown on protests
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UN human rights council eyes investigation of Iran's crackdown on protests

Nov 22nd 2022, 8:01 AM 4,186 Views 3 Comments

Over 360 people, including 47 children, have been killed in the crackdown according to human rights groups

World population set to reach eight billion today
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World population set to reach eight billion today

Nov 15th 2022, 6:51 AM 14,033 Views 20 Comments

The UN attributes the growth to human development, with people living longer thanks to improvements in public health and medicine.

Twitter starts rolling out paid subscriptions as UN calls for human rights to be respected
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Twitter starts rolling out paid subscriptions as UN calls for human rights to be respected

Nov 6th 2022, 8:06 AM 28,158 Views 52 Comments

Musk’s takeover of Twitter has caused controversy in recent days.

G7 discuss winter aid package for Ukraine as grain shipments resume
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G7 discuss winter aid package for Ukraine as grain shipments resume

Nov 3rd 2022, 7:39 PM 5,765 Views 1 Comment

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said the G7 will help Ukraine with items including generators and heaters to survive the winter.

Temperatures in Europe have increased by more than twice global average, report finds
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Temperatures in Europe have increased by more than twice global average, report finds

Nov 2nd 2022, 2:34 PM 12,174 Views 18 Comments

The World Meteorological Organisation report said Europe is the fastest warming continent.

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Moscow's delegates miss UN review of human rights in Russia
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Moscow's delegates miss UN review of human rights in Russia

Oct 20th 2022, 10:50 PM 11,434 Views 4 Comments

The meeting had already been postponed twice from its planned date in March

Irish diplomat: Global supply and 'skyrocketing' fertiliser costs a key driver of world hunger
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Irish diplomat: Global supply and 'skyrocketing' fertiliser costs a key driver of world hunger

Oct 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,854 Views 12 Comments

Ambassador Patricia O’Brien has been based in the Italian capital since December, 2021.

US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region
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US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region

Sep 26th 2022, 11:40 AM 5,313 Views 3 Comments

A UN report on Xinjiang published last month cited possible crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims in the region.

Ireland would have to assess whether to take in fleeing Russians, says Taoiseach
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Ireland would have to assess whether to take in fleeing Russians, says Taoiseach

Sep 23rd 2022, 3:22 PM 31,332 Views 71 Comments

Germany has indicated its willingness to accept Russian deserters.

Ireland 'deeply frustrated' at Security Council’s failure to act on Russia, Palestine and climate change
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Ireland 'deeply frustrated' at Security Council’s failure to act on Russia, Palestine and climate change

Updated Sep 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 48,302 Views 64 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney addressed the UN Security Council in New York earlier today.

Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations
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Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 10:45 PM 48,812 Views 44 Comments

World leaders are gathered in New York for the 77th UN General Assembly.

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike
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Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 9:36 PM 74,979 Views 60 Comments

The Taoiseach was able to catch a later flight to New York following the incident.

Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
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Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 2:19 PM 11,863 Views 22 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will also arrive in New York later today.

Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees
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Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees

Sep 18th 2022, 2:02 PM 9,148 Views 25 Comments

It brings Ireland’s total contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency in 2022 to €8 million.

Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’, says UN
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Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’, says UN

Sep 18th 2022, 12:43 PM 8,515 Views 6 Comments

Teenage girls are still barred from school and women are required to cover themselves from head to toe in public, with only their eyes showing.

Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?
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Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?

Sep 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 11,204 Views 8 Comments

The Taoiseach will deliver Ireland’s National Statement in the UN on Thursday.

Chance for peace in Ukraine is 'minimal' at present, UN chief says after call with Putin
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Chance for peace in Ukraine is 'minimal' at present, UN chief says after call with Putin

Sep 14th 2022, 8:45 PM 14,665 Views 5 Comments

“I have the feeling we are still far away from peace,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN
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Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN

Sep 13th 2022, 2:59 PM 8,019 Views 10 Comments

The warning came as a multi-agency report sets out the scale of the crisis.

UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff in Afghanistan
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UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff in Afghanistan

Sep 12th 2022, 7:54 PM 10,721 Views 4 Comments

The United Nations claimed three women were detained for questioning today.

UN warns 50 million people are stuck in 'modern slavery'
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UN warns 50 million people are stuck in 'modern slavery'

Sep 12th 2022, 10:02 AM 13,608 Views 4 Comments

The UN set a goal to eradicate all forms of modern slavery by 2030, but instead the number ballooned by 10 million between 2016 and 2021.

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya
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'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 12:09 PM 14,338 Views 0 Comments

An Irish diplomatic team has visited the Horn of Africa as the State is due to announce further funding to avert a famine.

Investigation as civilian motorcyclist killed in Lebanon collision with Irish military vehicle
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Investigation as civilian motorcyclist killed in Lebanon collision with Irish military vehicle

Sep 5th 2022, 5:20 PM 19,213 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in south Lebanon where the troops are based.

UN nuclear agency team arrive at Russia-held power plant in Ukraine
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UN nuclear agency team arrive at Russia-held power plant in Ukraine

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 2:30 PM 13,753 Views 8 Comments

It comes after Ukraine accused Russia of shelling in the area that forced the closure of one of the facility’s six reactors.

China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang
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China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 9:04 AM 11,769 Views 9 Comments

Some countries, including the United States, have accused Beijing of committing genocide in Xinjiang.

Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk
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Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk

Updated Aug 27th 2022, 1:20 PM 41,803 Views 27 Comments

The Zaporizhzhia facility was seized by Russian troops in the opening weeks of the February invasion and has remained on the front line ever since.

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement
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UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement

Aug 27th 2022, 10:20 AM 6,630 Views 9 Comments

After 15 years, negotiators have yet to reach a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues facing international waters.

Zelenskyy rules out any 'peace' with Russia unless troops withdraw
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Zelenskyy rules out any 'peace' with Russia unless troops withdraw

Updated Aug 18th 2022, 6:23 PM 23,846 Views 26 Comments

Zelenskyy met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Erdogan today.

Irish diplomats work to broker nuclear weapons deal in high-level New York talks
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Irish diplomats work to broker nuclear weapons deal in high-level New York talks

Aug 13th 2022, 6:30 AM 22,158 Views 10 Comments

Irish diplomats are involved in the month-long talks on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today
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First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today

Aug 12th 2022, 6:07 PM 9,448 Views 2 Comments

The MV Brave Commander, which left Istanbul on Wednesday, is due to arrive in Yuzhne, east of Odessa on the Black Sea coast.

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce for two months
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UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce for two months

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:32 PM 5,751 Views 1 Comment

The already four-month-old ceasefire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the country’s war began six years ago.

2 shot dead by UN peacekeepers at border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo
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2 shot dead by UN peacekeepers at border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo

Jul 31st 2022, 4:40 PM 29,363 Views 15 Comments

Peacekeepers appeared to open fire before opening a border gate, driving on and continuing to shoot while people scattered or hid.

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
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Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 5:41 PM 11,049 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman proposed the office be set up following the signing into law of the Institutional Burials Act.

UN rights watchdog warns Ireland over abortion wait period and women travelling abroad for care
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UN rights watchdog warns Ireland over abortion wait period and women travelling abroad for care

Jul 27th 2022, 3:42 PM 8,750 Views 13 Comments

The Committee has called for the Government to remove barriers for women seeking access to abortion services.

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas
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'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas

Jul 1st 2022, 10:32 PM 11,863 Views 2 Comments

At the heart of a draft biodiversity treaty is a plan to designate 30% of land and oceans as protected zones by 2030.

UN issues war crimes warning after death sentences given to soldiers
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UN issues war crimes warning after death sentences given to soldiers

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 10:45 PM 35,990 Views 22 Comments

Three foreigners captured fighting for Ukraine were sentenced to death by pro-Russian rebels yesterday.

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality
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Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality

Jun 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 16,041 Views 37 Comments

Dean Van Nguyen looks at how Ireland has helped Ukrainian refugees and wonders why others have not been treated as well.

Turkey officially changes name at United Nations
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Turkey officially changes name at United Nations

Jun 3rd 2022, 8:58 AM 38,798 Views 36 Comments

In addition to matching how the nation is spelled in Turkish, it will also distinguish the country from the bird of the same name.

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