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From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report Warning

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

From TheJournal.ie Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War LE Aisling

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War

The LÉ Aisling was sold by the Department of Defence in 2017 for €110,000 to a Dutch company.

From TheJournal.ie Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short Cop25

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short

Greater ambition for how far countries were willing to go to combat the climate crisis failed to materialise at COP25.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two terms of Donald Trump will not be twice the damage': Samantha Power on her career - and life after Obama Samantha Power

'Two terms of Donald Trump will not be twice the damage': Samantha Power on her career - and life after Obama

Irish-American Samantha Power, who served as a UN ambassador, has had a long and storied career.

From TheJournal.ie US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement Climate Change

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

The agreement set goals of preventing another 0.5C to 1C of warming from current levels.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action' United Nations

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough Sanctions

Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough

Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit Climate Change This post contains videos

'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump made a brief unscheduled appearance today at the summit.

From TheJournal.ie Trump attacks Biden and dismisses impeachment threat during surprise appearance at UN Foreign Powers This post contains videos

Trump attacks Biden and dismisses impeachment threat during surprise appearance at UN

Asked if he was taking the threat from some Democrats seriously, Trump answered: “Not at all seriously.”

From TheJournal.ie Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar United Nations

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar

Aid groups have described the spike in violence in Syria’s eight-year civil war as a “nightmare”.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre Libya

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

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya Tripoli

Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya

At least 70 were wounded in the raid on the Tajoura suburb, an emergency services spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there? Explainer

What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?

This week, Cabinet approved a proposal to send troops abroad for peacekeeping duties.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali Defence Forces

Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali

The approval comes after nearly 100 people were killed in recent days in a deadly massacre in the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Badly misguided': Trump to withdraw US from UN arms treaty Arms Trade Treaty

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

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

From TheJournal.ie After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening Defence Forces

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening

The soldiers are now due to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7.15pm tonight, where they will be greeted by their families.

From TheJournal.ie Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment The Hague

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment

Karadzic (73) was notorious for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

From TheJournal.ie Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN Heather Nauert

Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN

Heather Nauert announced her withdrawal amid criticism that she lacked the gravitas for the top diplomatic post.

From TheJournal.ie The last four years were the hottest on record, UN confirms Hot Hot Hot

The last four years were the hottest on record, UN confirms

The 20 warmest years in history all occurred within the last 22 years.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled' Human Rights

Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled'

Mary Robinson has come under fire for claiming that an Emirati princess who has stated she is being held against her will is “in the loving care of her family”.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money Buying Vs Rent

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

From TheJournal.ie David Attenborough:'The collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon' Climate Change

David Attenborough:'The collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon'

The TV presenter (92) issued an appeal to world leaders at a UN climate summit.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour Ambassador Of Conscience

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour

The group revoked the award in light of Suu Kyi’s “betrayal of the values she once stood for”.

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.

From TheJournal.ie UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims Myanmar

UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar has rejected accusations that its military committed atrocities in a crackdown last year.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial' Column

Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial'

The Tánaiste also used tonight’s speech to the the UN to state the Israel-Palestine conflict is a big foreign policy priority for the Irish government.

From TheJournal.ie Trump on UN speech: 'They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me' LOL

Trump on UN speech: 'They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me'

“We had fun,” he told journalists in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot Peace Summit

Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are in New York this morning.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran Nuclear Weapons

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump's comments may increase risk of violence against journalists' - UN expert Press Freedom

'Trump's comments may increase risk of violence against journalists' - UN expert

The US president has made frequent attacks on the media, and consistently accused them of being biased.

From TheJournal.ie 'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims Crisis

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

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.

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