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#United Nations

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.

From TheJournal.ie World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

From TheJournal.ie Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly' New York

Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly'

Vitaly Churkin (64) died suddenly today, Russia confirmed, without giving further information.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch Security Council

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

From TheJournal.ie Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

From TheJournal.ie 'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen Conflict

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General Goodnight Moon

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General

The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights Defence Forces

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights

Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo Aleppo

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

From TheJournal.ie Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state West Bank

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute' Nuclear Weapons Test

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'

The country has sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail”.

From TheJournal.ie Child pornography is still widely available in Japan, a year after it was criminalised Legal Grey Area

Child pornography is still widely available in Japan, a year after it was criminalised

Before the changes came into effect last year, it was the only Group of Seven nation in which the possession of sexualised images or videos of people under 18 remained legal.

From TheJournal.ie Millions in UN state aid given to organisations run by Syrian President's family President Assad

Millions in UN state aid given to organisations run by Syrian President's family

Analysis by The Guardian has shown that millions have been allocated in aid to these organisations – despite EU and US sanctions.

From TheJournal.ie Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality Girl Power This post contains videos

Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality

The video calls for an end to violence against women and education for all girls.

From TheJournal.ie We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty Judgment Day

Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty

We’re likely to receive a hammering on issues including abortion, disabilities, Traveller rights, education and homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie 'People with disabilities should have a say in tracking UN Convention' Represented

'People with disabilities should have a say in tracking UN Convention'

Ireland signed the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities in 2007, but the State is yet to ratify it.

From TheJournal.ie Malawi albinos face "extinction" if they continue to be murdered for their body parts Un Warning

Malawi albinos face "extinction" if they continue to be murdered for their body parts

There’s a crisis in the country, a UN expert has warned.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case Growing Pressure

Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case

The organisation made a number of claims in a letter sent last year.

From TheJournal.ie The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs Failing

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs

Delegates from the European Union, Switzerland, Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay among others called for abolishing capital punishment for drug criminals.

From TheJournal.ie Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years War Crimes

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years

The former Bosnian Serb leader was sentenced to four decades in jail over the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

From TheJournal.ie South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages United Nations

South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages

The UN report also found that civilians suspected of supporting the opposition, including children, had being burnt alive and hanged from trees.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching Opinion

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

From TheJournal.ie Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens Homs

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens

At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.

From TheJournal.ie UN slammed for 'gross failure' to act on sex abuse allegations against troops Central African Republic

UN slammed for 'gross failure' to act on sex abuse allegations against troops

It was alleged that French troops had forced children to perform sexual acts in exchange for food.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat' Women And War

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor United Nations

North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor

Ban Ki-moon will reportedly meet with Kim Jong-un later this week.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: 45 seconds of awkward silence at the United Nations The Bibi Show

WATCH: 45 seconds of awkward silence at the United Nations

Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to get noticed at the UN.

From TheJournal.ie Mark Zuckerberg and Bono want to bring the internet to refugee camps Liked And Shared

Mark Zuckerberg and Bono want to bring the internet to refugee camps

“A ‘like’ or a post won’t stop a tank or a bullet, but when people are connected, we have the chance to build a common global community.”

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money La Rue Rude

Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money

The location isn’t too shabby at all.

From TheJournal.ie The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing Opinion

The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

From TheJournal.ie South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive Atrocities

South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive

A UN agency said warring forces have carried out horrific crimes against children including tying them together before slitting their throats.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is truly no reason to die from cholera but 9,000 people have since 2010' Haiti

'There is truly no reason to die from cholera but 9,000 people have since 2010'

And there’s been a 190% increase in the disease in Haiti this year.

From The42 'I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training' Leinster Legend

'I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training'

Shane Jennings has been named as captain of the Baa-Baas team to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record Review Time

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.