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Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
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Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 8:50 PM 28,685 Views 44 Comments

He will also meet with political leaders, including the Defence Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister.

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus
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UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus

Jul 5th 2021, 3:21 PM 5,321 Views 7 Comments

The situation in Belarus has “deteriorated significantly” over the last year.

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
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Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:31 PM 12,099 Views 9 Comments

UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
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Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,227 Views 17 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
  • The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
  • The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.
UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
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UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas

May 27th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,323 Views 21 Comments

The resolution will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long conflict.

UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive
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UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive

May 25th 2021, 2:16 PM 20,482 Views 5 Comments

The 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s ruler has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape in March 2018.

Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
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Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders

May 20th 2021, 7:44 AM 10,280 Views 41 Comments

Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation
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UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 9,063 Views 15 Comments

The Kremlin critic is on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
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UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes

Apr 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,973 Views 0 Comments

The Association of Mixed Race Irish has asked the United Nations to visit Ireland and investigate institutional racism here.

Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown
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Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown

Mar 15th 2021, 10:14 PM 7,557 Views 4 Comments

The UN has condemned the “continuing bloodshed” in Myanmar.

UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive
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UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive

Mar 5th 2021, 9:01 PM 38,581 Views 33 Comments

Sheikha Latifa said in a video that she was being help captive and feared for her life.

UN condemn actions of Myanmar junta after the death of two protesters
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UN condemn actions of Myanmar junta after the death of two protesters

Feb 21st 2021, 8:20 AM 4,894 Views 1 Comment

Saturday marked the deadliest day yet in more than two weeks of nationwide street demonstrations.

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries
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EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries

Feb 19th 2021, 12:50 PM 9,163 Views 28 Comments

US President Joe Biden is also set to introduce significant funding for Covax.

UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access
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UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access

Feb 18th 2021, 6:51 AM 7,675 Views 5 Comments

Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council that 130 countries had not received a single dose of vaccine.

UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access
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UN Security Council to debate challenge of global vaccine access

Feb 14th 2021, 6:45 AM 5,324 Views 0 Comments

One question that could be considered is whether UN peacekeepers should be declared essential workers and given vaccine priority.

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll
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Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll

Jan 27th 2021, 8:48 AM 8,976 Views 36 Comments

UNDP chief Achim Steiner says the poll also reveals how people want their policymakers to take action.

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
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Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council

Jan 1st 2021, 8:04 AM 17,354 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
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Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls

Dec 26th 2020, 7:27 AM 14,913 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN
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Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN

Dec 17th 2020, 3:28 PM 117,468 Views 171 Comments

The ranking appears in the UN’s annual Human Development Index.

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
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UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency

Dec 12th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,895 Views 34 Comments

Last year Ireland became the second country in the world to declare a climate emergency.

Record 80 million people now displaced in 'bleak milestone', UN says
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Record 80 million people now displaced in 'bleak milestone', UN says

Dec 9th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,110 Views 11 Comments

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said this will “continue to grow unless world leaders stop wars”.

'We think of all our players as being Irish' - Ireland brush off 'United Nations' jibe
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'We think of all our players as being Irish' - Ireland brush off 'United Nations' jibe

Nov 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 39,446 Views 42 Comments

Assistant coach Richie Murphy pointed out how well integrated foreign-born players have become in Ireland.

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect
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Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into effect

Oct 25th 2020, 10:42 AM 23,937 Views 24 Comments

Honduras just ratified the Treaty as the 50th state.

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,867 Views 12 Comments

The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.

Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks
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Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks

Sep 29th 2020, 8:54 AM 12,293 Views 13 Comments

Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces yesterday despite pleas for calm.

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly
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Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2020, 10:44 AM 27,682 Views 60 Comments

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah
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Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah

Sep 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,393 Views 51 Comments

Sir Ivor Roberts warns of the dangers of a stronger Hezbollah in Lebanon and urges Ireland and the EU to take a tougher stance against the group.

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

Jun 30th 2020, 8:24 AM 25,050 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:03 PM 29,436 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 10:00 PM 73,060 Views 133 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,060 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jun 14th 2020, 8:30 AM 23,115 Views 50 Comments

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

Global death toll from coronavirus pandemic passes 200,000
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Global death toll from coronavirus pandemic passes 200,000

Updated Apr 25th 2020, 9:20 PM 27,574 Views 64 Comments

Some US states reopened bowling alleys and nail salons.

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 8:54 AM 64,408 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2020, 10:39 AM 14,360 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Apr 1st 2020, 8:05 AM 14,901 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Mar 11th 2020, 9:30 AM 31,682 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2020, 9:32 PM 18,969 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2019, 1:49 PM 10,386 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Dec 14th 2019, 9:38 AM 4,791 Views 20 Comments

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

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