# un - Today’s News
All together now: “You can count on me…”
# un - Saturday 3 October, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to get noticed at the UN.
# un - Tuesday 29 September, 2015
“I believe that President Obama heard what President Putin had to say,” Russia’s top diplomat said, after their meeting.
# un - Sunday 27 September, 2015
“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.”
# un - Saturday 26 September, 2015
The pair were both at the UN headquarters in New York for the second day of the Sustainable Development Summit.
# un - Friday 11 September, 2015
Palestine and the Vatican are the only two observer states in the UN.
# un - Wednesday 5 August, 2015
The claim would potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4.9 BILLION tonnes of hydrocarbons.
# un - Tuesday 14 July, 2015
A landmark deal has been struck that will prohibit Iran developing a nuclear bomb.
# un - Saturday 11 July, 2015
More than 1,000 of the bodies of those killed are yet to be recovered.
# un - Tuesday 30 June, 2015
Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.
# un - Monday 22 June, 2015
The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.
# un - Friday 12 June, 2015
The proposed Historical Investigations Unit must be entirely independent in order to give justice to victims.
# un - Thursday 11 June, 2015
About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.
# un - Tuesday 9 June, 2015
The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.
# un - Friday 5 June, 2015
# un - Tuesday 26 May, 2015
You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.
# un - Friday 22 May, 2015
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.
# un - Saturday 2 May, 2015
The Department of Foreign Affairs here has confirmed all 170 Irish in affected regions have been accounted for.
# un - Friday 24 April, 2015
Once it has been approved by the UN security council, however.
# un - Thursday 19 March, 2015
We are increasingly recognising that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and well-being, not the size of our wallets.
# un - Monday 9 March, 2015
Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.
# un - Saturday 28 February, 2015
More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.
# un - Monday 9 February, 2015
# un - Wednesday 28 January, 2015
The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.
# un - Friday 23 January, 2015
The actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador gave another powerful speech at the World Economic Forum this morning.
# un - Wednesday 31 December, 2014
France and Luxembourg supported the Palestinians.
# un - Saturday 27 December, 2014
Vincent Browne wanted to interview the Irish Ambassador in 1984 – who wasn’t happy about it.
# un - Friday 12 December, 2014
“It is now time to take action.”
# un - Sunday 7 December, 2014
On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.
# un - Saturday 22 November, 2014
The outbreak has killed 40 people.
# un - Tuesday 18 November, 2014
A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.
# un - Sunday 16 November, 2014
There are a number of events happening throughout the country today to remember the victims of road traffic accidents.
# un - Thursday 6 November, 2014
The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.
# un - Friday 31 October, 2014
To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.
# un - Tuesday 28 October, 2014
The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.
# un - Friday 17 October, 2014
The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.
The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.
# un - Saturday 11 October, 2014
The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.
# un - Friday 3 October, 2014
The 33-year-old American is to be flown back to the US for treatment.
# un - Wednesday 1 October, 2014
The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.