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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.

From TheJournal.ie There will be 60 per cent more cases of cancer by 2030, UN warns World Cancer DAy

There will be 60 per cent more cases of cancer by 2030, UN warns

The United Nations report highlights a regional imbalance in the rise, as well as a link to sales drives by tobacco companies.

From TheJournal.ie Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva Press Pit

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva

UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.

From TheJournal.ie Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need Syria

Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need

According to the United Nations, about nine million people require assistance in the war-torn country.

From TheJournal.ie UN says it has found mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan South Sudan

UN says it has found mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan

Troops loyal to President Salva Kiir have been battling those backing his rival Riek Machar, a former vice president who was sacked in July.

From TheJournal.ie UN launches major appeal for emergency aid amid worsening Syria refugee crisis Syrian War

UN launches major appeal for emergency aid amid worsening Syria refugee crisis

The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East is expected to double next year to over four million.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian 'barrel bombs' kill 76 people including 28 children Syrian War

Syrian 'barrel bombs' kill 76 people including 28 children

The “unprecedented” bombardment came as the UN estimated that the number of Syrian refugees would touch 4.1 million by the end of 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target Golan Heights

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target

The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.

From TheJournal.ie 'Clear and convincing evidence' that chemical weapons used in Syria Syria

'Clear and convincing evidence' that chemical weapons used in Syria

The United Nations report concluded that there have been at least five deadly attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic Central African Republic

Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

They were the first deaths suffered by French troops since they entered the African nation, an unstable former colony, last week to quell an upsurge in violence.

From TheJournal.ie Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

From TheJournal.ie Number of child soldiers in CAR has nearly doubled since March Central African Republic

Number of child soldiers in CAR has nearly doubled since March

The country is now “on the verge of genocide”.

From TheJournal.ie Central African Republic is 'on verge of genocide' Warning

Central African Republic is 'on verge of genocide'

“You have seven surgeons for a population of five million, an infant mortality rate of 25 per cent… and 1.5 million people who have nothing”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Laughter at World Toilet Day is worth it if it highlights that sanitation is a human right Opinion

Column: Laughter at World Toilet Day is worth it if it highlights that sanitation is a human right

Today is World Toilet Day. Yes, people might laugh, writes Michael Doorly, but did you know more children die from diarrhoea related disease than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban using violence and threatening letters to control rural communities Afghanistan

Taliban using violence and threatening letters to control rural communities

A UN report has revealed some of the tactics of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

From TheJournal.ie Embarrassing the government into 'doing the right thing' Necessary Tactics

Embarrassing the government into 'doing the right thing'

The Centre for Reproductive Rights and Termination for Medical Reasons Ireland (TFMR) hope the government will be encouraged to be proactive on the petition they have filed with the United Nations.

From TheJournal.ie “Amanda would have been forced to carry to term, fearing every minute” Abortion

“Amanda would have been forced to carry to term, fearing every minute”

Amanda Mellet is filing a petition with the UN claiming the government here violated her human rights by refusing to allow her to terminate her unviable pregnancy in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie "Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines Typhon Haiyan

"Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines

The NGO is calling for an increase to the €1 million already committed.

From TheJournal.ie Women who travelled to UK for terminations to bring case to United Nations Human Rights

Women who travelled to UK for terminations to bring case to United Nations

Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR) and the Centre for Reproductive Rights believe there have been human rights violations.

From TheJournal.ie Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive Syria

Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive

The United Nations warned today of a major rise in homeless numbers in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Two million girls under 14 give birth worldwide every year Teen Pregnancy

Two million girls under 14 give birth worldwide every year

Every day in the developing world, an adolescent pregnancy kills a girl, a new UN report has found.

From TheJournal.ie Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way Syrian Conflict

Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way

The team charged with the destruction of the weapons began the process this morning, a source in the international mission has said.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria Opinion

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

From TheJournal.ie Meteorologist vows to never fly again after climate change report IPCC This post contains a poll

Meteorologist vows to never fly again after climate change report

Would you think about reducing your carbon footprint after last Friday’s report on human impact on climate change?

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Inspectors prepare to destroy chemical weapons Bashar Al-Assad

Syria: Inspectors prepare to destroy chemical weapons

UN chemical weapons experts leave country as separate disarmament group moves in to take next step against banned arsenal.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks United Nations

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks

The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Extremely likely’ humans caused over half of global warming in the last 60 years Climate Change

‘Extremely likely’ humans caused over half of global warming in the last 60 years

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has projected that sea levels will rise by between 26 and 82 centimetres by 2100,

From TheJournal.ie US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979 Good Call

US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979

The call to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme shows evidence of an unprecedented opening of relations between the two nations.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland tells UN there are 'severe sentences' for violence against children Children

Ireland tells UN there are 'severe sentences' for violence against children

Earlier this month there were calls for the government to ban corporal punishment in the home.

From TheJournal.ie Iran and US set for historic talks on Tehran's nuclear programme Let's Talk

Iran and US set for historic talks on Tehran's nuclear programme

The US wants to suss out if Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive is for real but there’s no sign of a handshake with Barack Obama just yet.