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#United Nations

From TheJournal.ie 'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert Jamal Khashoggi

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert

The report calls on UN bodies to “demand” a follow-up criminal investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable' Housing Crisis

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

From TheJournal.ie Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US United Nations

Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US

The framework “is historic in the sense that it is legally binding, said Rolph Payet of the United Nations Environment Programme.

From TheJournal.ie Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too Biodiversity

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too

A recent UN report has pointed to the huge threats to biodiversity across the globe.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature Extinction

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature

Over one million animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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 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 '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.

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.

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.

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 '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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 '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.”

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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