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#United Nations

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea Nuclear Weapons

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon Away For Christmas

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Call for ban on 'killer robots' - but are they really on the way? Autonomous Weapons

Call for ban on 'killer robots' - but are they really on the way?

The issue was brought up by concerned groups during UN talks earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high Climate Change

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high

The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.

From TheJournal.ie Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony Child Soldiers This post contains videos

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.

As US warplanes fly off North Korea, Trump says the country's leaders 'won't be around much longer'

The war of words between the two powers shows no sign of abating.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato United Nations

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump Divisive

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump

Trump took aim at countries who have been on his radar since he took up the presidency in January.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing' United Nations

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'

Trump made his comments ahead of the annual world leaders debate at the UN today.

From TheJournal.ie Facing a barrage of criticism, Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly Rohingya Refugees

Facing a barrage of criticism, Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is being criticised for her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate Global Study

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

From TheJournal.ie UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country Human Rights

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is 'begging for war': US steps up pressure on Kim Jong-un at UN Hydrogen Bomb

North Korea is 'begging for war': US steps up pressure on Kim Jong-un at UN

Members of the UN Security Council are calling for further sanctions against North Korea as the state claims it detonated a hydrogen bomb yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive Rohingya

Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation Mixed Message

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation

His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

From TheJournal.ie United Nations issues 'racism warning' over growing US tensions Charlottesville

United Nations issues 'racism warning' over growing US tensions

A UN committee has said the move is aimed at helping prevent “existing problems from escalating into conflict”.

From TheJournal.ie Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions North Korea

Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions

Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.

From TheJournal.ie New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level' United Nations

New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'

A ban on exports aims to deprive Pyongyang of about €850 million in annual revenue.

From TheJournal.ie US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood Nuclear Weapons

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

From TheJournal.ie Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells Human Rights

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells

Minister for State David Stanton was addressing the UN Convention Against Torture.

From TheJournal.ie For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs Global Shift

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

From TheJournal.ie Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone UNDOF

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone

There are concerns that this new safe zone could be safeguarded by Russian and US troops.

From TheJournal.ie 'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped' South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world Yemen

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

From TheJournal.ie US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson Going Rogue

US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson

President Donald Trump yesterday delayed a decision to honour or walk away from the climate deal.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq Humanitarian

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq

The UN has warned Temen is on the brink of a famine caused by conflict.