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#United Nations

From TheJournal.ie Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime' United Nations

Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime'

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

From TheJournal.ie As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict Conflict

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

From TheJournal.ie 260 people died in the Mediterranean in the past two weeks Tragedies At Sea

260 people died in the Mediterranean in the past two weeks

Tragedies at sea as people try to escape their war-torn native countries.

From TheJournal.ie Atheists not hopeful of 'blasphemy' referendum, in spite of UN pressure Human Rights

Atheists not hopeful of 'blasphemy' referendum, in spite of UN pressure

The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.

From TheJournal.ie UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy Human Rights

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

From TheJournal.ie UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion Human Rights

UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza? Explainer

Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza?

It wasn’t the only country….

From TheJournal.ie UN rights council launches probe into Israel's Gaza offensive Human Rights

UN rights council launches probe into Israel's Gaza offensive

Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17 Air Crash

UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17

It stressed the need for “immediate access” by investigators to the crash site.

From TheJournal.ie The UN says Ireland's prisons are 'inhuman' Overcrowding

The UN says Ireland's prisons are 'inhuman'

“Chronic” overcrowding, “poor” cell conditions and the “inhuman” practice of slopping out – the UN says our prisons really need to step up.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy New Job

Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy

She previously held the role of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable United Nations

Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead Conflict

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016 United Nations

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016

Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.

From TheJournal.ie From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings? There Are Loads

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants Insurgency

Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants

As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.

From TheJournal.ie The Paris Bakery sit-in will be discussed at UN labour conference today International Attention

The Paris Bakery sit-in will be discussed at UN labour conference today

A rally to support the workers will take place outside Leinster House this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped OPCW

Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped

All members are “safe”, and are currently returning to base after an attack.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment Cancer

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment

The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation Civil War

Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation

A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.

From TheJournal.ie US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria - despite help from Britain, France, Israel Boko Haram

US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria - despite help from Britain, France, Israel

China has also offered its assistance, while the United Nations imposed sanctions on Boko Haram

From TheJournal.ie The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late Help

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late

Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.

From TheJournal.ie Atomic watchdog attempts to revive nuclear talks with Iran Vienna

Atomic watchdog attempts to revive nuclear talks with Iran

A number of outstanding issues relating to alleged efforts to develop nuclear weapons remain.

From TheJournal.ie UN committee meets in Dublin to plan Eradication of Poverty day Homelessness

UN committee meets in Dublin to plan Eradication of Poverty day

The day has been observed for just over two decades now, starting in 1993 and has been held every year.

From TheJournal.ie 350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town Natural Disaster

350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town

Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris

From TheJournal.ie UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups South Sudan

UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups

More than 200 civilians were killed and 400 wounded in a recent attack.

From TheJournal.ie 58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan Africa

58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan

48 bodies were recovered from inside the base, which is sheltering thousands of displaced civilians. The bodies of ten attackers were found outside.

From TheJournal.ie Remember that mad weather in 1997? It could be back again this year... El Nino

Remember that mad weather in 1997? It could be back again this year...

The “El Niño” climate phenomenon has reared its head once more.

From TheJournal.ie EU to 'take stock' of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks Ukraine

EU to 'take stock' of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.

From TheJournal.ie UN to hold midnight meeting as violence in east Ukraine rapidly escalates Russia

UN to hold midnight meeting as violence in east Ukraine rapidly escalates

Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of waging war in the country’s east.

From TheJournal.ie "There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions IPCC

"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions

It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.

From TheJournal.ie White House refuses US visa for Iran newly appointed UN envoy Tehran

White House refuses US visa for Iran newly appointed UN envoy

Hamid Aboutalebi has been linked to the 1979 hostage crisis in which 52 Americans were held for 444 days.

From TheJournal.ie UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone Save The Whales

UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone

Japanese Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi last year vowed Japan would never stop whaling.

From TheJournal.ie The crazy, changeable weather? It's our fault, says the UN Man-Made Climate Change

The crazy, changeable weather? It's our fault, says the UN

2013 was the sixth warmest year on record, and noted that Ireland had its wettest winter ever.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations UNCAT

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Poverty cannot be eradicated in a world where gender discrimination exists Women And Girls

Column: Poverty cannot be eradicated in a world where gender discrimination exists

Gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of girls and women remains a major development challenge, writes Rosamond Bennett.

From TheJournal.ie United Nations envoy told by gunmen to "leave Crimea"... so he's going to Ukraine

United Nations envoy told by gunmen to "leave Crimea"... so he's going to

Robert Serry had been accosted by gunmen outside naval headquarters in Simferopol.

From TheJournal.ie UN calls for action over deaths in Venezuelan protests Violence

UN calls for action over deaths in Venezuelan protests

Three have died and dozens more injured in anti-government protests this week.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican says it will protect children - but criticises UN for 'interfering' Child Abuse

Vatican says it will protect children - but criticises UN for 'interfering'

The Holy See said it sees some of the UN committee’s observations as interfering with its teaching.