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UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch
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UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

Feb 14th 2017, 11:55 AM 5,442 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2017, 2:30 PM 7,289 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2017, 7:40 AM 8,596 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2016, 1:11 PM 9,504 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2016, 11:00 AM 7,526 Views 9 Comments

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

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo
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Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

Dec 14th 2016, 10:15 PM 20,876 Views 172 Comments

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

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

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:50 PM 8,588 Views 93 Comments

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'
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North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'

Sep 10th 2016, 3:19 PM 15,635 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 10:00 AM 78,012 Views 43 Comments

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.

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

Aug 30th 2016, 3:57 PM 9,332 Views 33 Comments

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

Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality
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Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality

Jul 6th 2016, 10:04 AM 14,820 Views 119 Comments

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

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

Jun 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 29,333 Views 54 Comments

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

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

May 11th 2016, 6:05 AM 23,047 Views 134 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2016, 6:42 PM 10,540 Views 23 Comments

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

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

May 2nd 2016, 7:30 PM 33,606 Views 49 Comments

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

Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case
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Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case

Apr 28th 2016, 10:38 AM 13,606 Views 83 Comments

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

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs
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The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs

Apr 19th 2016, 7:38 PM 16,867 Views 24 Comments

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

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years
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Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years

Mar 24th 2016, 6:01 PM 18,094 Views 20 Comments

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

South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages
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South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages

Mar 11th 2016, 1:11 PM 26,861 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Jan 15th 2016, 5:00 PM 597 Views 339 Comments

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.

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens
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Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens

Dec 28th 2015, 7:50 PM 9,710 Views 13 Comments

At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.

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

Dec 17th 2015, 10:08 PM 11,722 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:00 AM 17,963 Views 26 Comments

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

North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor
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North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor

Nov 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 6,802 Views 9 Comments

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

WATCH: 45 seconds of awkward silence at the United Nations
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WATCH: 45 seconds of awkward silence at the United Nations

Oct 3rd 2015, 8:00 PM 26,701 Views 104 Comments

Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to get noticed at the UN.

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

Sep 27th 2015, 11:30 PM 17,278 Views 60 Comments

“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.”

Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money
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# La Rue Rude

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

Jul 13th 2015, 3:00 PM 18,386 Views 41 Comments

The location isn’t too shabby at all.

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

Jun 30th 2015, 6:15 PM 148 Views 82 Comments

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

South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive
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South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive

Jun 30th 2015, 11:00 AM 22,109 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jun 27th 2015, 10:30 AM 5,929 Views 5 Comments

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

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

May 26th 2015, 5:22 PM 8,714 Views 6 Comments

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

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

May 11th 2015, 6:01 AM 11,295 Views 16 Comments

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

Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia 'had no idea he was on death row'
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Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia 'had no idea he was on death row'

Apr 30th 2015, 8:41 AM 23,433 Views 80 Comments

“When we said your death sentence will be implemented, he said, ‘What death sentence? I will not be sentenced to death.’”

Taoiseach: 'The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean'
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Taoiseach: 'The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean'

Apr 24th 2015, 8:41 AM 9,109 Views 98 Comments

Once it has been approved by the UN security council, however.

Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan
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Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan

Apr 11th 2015, 4:20 PM 11,052 Views 41 Comments

The Taliban had demanded the release of some of their colleagues in government custody.

Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?
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Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?

Mar 28th 2015, 2:16 PM 22,626 Views 50 Comments

If you want to participate, you have to go dark from 8.30pm this evening.

Passenger flight makes emergency landing after 'engine shuts down'
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Passenger flight makes emergency landing after 'engine shuts down'

Mar 25th 2015, 9:28 AM 22,847 Views 24 Comments

It reportedly had 78 passengers on board.

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches
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American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

Mar 22nd 2015, 8:39 AM 12,676 Views 50 Comments

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM
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We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

Mar 9th 2015, 1:15 PM 16,792 Views 94 Comments

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.