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From TheJournal.ie Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted' Child Marriage

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

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

From TheJournal.ie United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic Hotting Up

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has won a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-22 Diplomacy

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

A sustained campaign has seen Ireland win out in the first round of voting at the UN in New York this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today Crunch Time

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

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

From TheJournal.ie After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided The Top Table

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided

Ireland is facing a “very competitive” field as it vies with Canada and Norway for a seat on the UN Security Council this Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Global death toll from coronavirus pandemic passes 200,000 Global Pandemic

Global death toll from coronavirus pandemic passes 200,000

Some US states reopened bowling alleys and nail salons.

From TheJournal.ie World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns Coronavirus

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns

The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.

From TheJournal.ie Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic Covid-19

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic

Vaccination campaigns have been postponed in 24 countries to help prevent further spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie UN chief describes Covid-19 emergency as the 'most challenging since the Second World War' United Nations

UN chief describes Covid-19 emergency as the 'most challenging since the Second World War'

It comes as leaders around the world warn of an intense few weeks ahead as the virus continues to spread.

From TheJournal.ie Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York UN Security Council

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York

The government is hoping to secure a two-year rotating term on the UN Security Council in 2021.

From TheJournal.ie UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria Idlib

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

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 UN climate talks run into overtime, with best results set to fall short of recommendations Cop25

UN climate talks run into overtime, with best results set to fall short of recommendations

The aim of the negotiations is to finalise the rulebook for the 2015 Paris climate accord.

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 Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved Climate Change

Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved

COP25 was meant to take place in Chile but is now due to be held in Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How does diplomatic immunity work? Above The Law

Explainer: How does diplomatic immunity work?

The concept is being discussed after UK police said that an American diplomat’s wife is a suspect in a fatal road crash.

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 Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop' United Front

Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'

Leo Varadkar met European Council President Donald Tusk this afternoon in New York.

From TheJournal.ie 'The hottest five-year period on record': The findings of a stark new climate report Rising Temperatures

'The hottest five-year period on record': The findings of a stark new climate report

It comes ahead of a major UN climate summit tomorrow that will be attended by more than 60 world leaders.

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 Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions Defence Forces

Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions

President Higgins laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland at a ceremony in Collins Barracks.

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 '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.

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