# un - Yesterday’s News
Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.
Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.
God love ‘em.
# un - Thursday 28 August, 2014
The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.
# un - Saturday 23 August, 2014
The UN says that the town of Amerli is seriously at risk.
Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians.
Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.
# un - Friday 22 August, 2014
The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.
# un - Tuesday 19 August, 2014
Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.
# un - Monday 18 August, 2014
The Pope has said that minorities need to be protected but wants the UN to be involved.
# un - Friday 15 August, 2014
The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.
# un - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
The US is assessing how to evacuate up to 30,000 civilians off a mountain that is besieged by extremists.
# un - Monday 11 August, 2014
Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.
# un - Friday 8 August, 2014
Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.
Argentine officials argue the US court decisions violated its sovereignty.
# un - Monday 4 August, 2014
Israel announced the seven-hour ceasefire in all areas except Rafah.
# un - Saturday 2 August, 2014
For the first time in years, the deaths of Israeli soldiers outweighs the death of civilians.
‘Not sitting on the fence’: How the government wants backbenchers to explain Ireland’s UN abstention
Charlie Flanagan issued advice to government TDs and Senators to deal with queries over Ireland’s controversial decision to abstain from a UN vote on Gaza.
# un - Thursday 31 July, 2014
The school was shelled yesterday, with 16 people who had been sheltering there killed.
# un - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
# un - Tuesday 29 July, 2014
The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.
Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.
# un - Sunday 27 July, 2014
The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.
# un - Friday 25 July, 2014
The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.
Israel claims that the strike which killed 15 people may have come from Hamas.
# un - Thursday 24 July, 2014
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon called for the killing to stop now.
The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.
# un - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.
# un - Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.
Mahmoud Bazzi had claimed he had carried out the killing in revenge for his brother.
# un - Monday 14 July, 2014
She previously held the role of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.
While progress has been made in some areas, long-standing human rights issues persist in Ireland including gender-based violence and a systemic delay in processing asylum applications.
# un - Thursday 10 July, 2014
The Commission of Investigation into the State’s network of mother-and-baby homes is expected to be set up before the Oireachtas summer recess.
Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.
# un - Wednesday 9 July, 2014
If the aid effort does not increase in South Sudan – 50,000 children could die from malnutrition.
# un - Monday 7 July, 2014
A concerted push for global development, the Millennium Development Goals, will wrap up next year. The UN is meeting today to discuss what comes next – inequality and climate change must be on the agenda this time.
# un - Wednesday 2 July, 2014
Overfishing, pollution and global warming have all contributed to killing off the coral reefs.
# un - Tuesday 1 July, 2014
The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.
# un - Sunday 29 June, 2014
Supplies such as blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and shelter supplies are being sent to those most in need.
# un - Friday 27 June, 2014
Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.