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# un - Today’s News


# un - Yesterday’s News

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

President Higgins will be speaking on a number of topics including achieving zero hunger, humanitarian financing, gender-based violence and gender equality.

# un - Friday 13 May, 2016

Ireland has been told by the UN Human Rights Council to change its abortion laws

A total of 262 recommendations were made to Ireland by other states regarding human rights.

# un - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years

The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said it was his personal view the issue would be put to the people.

# un - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

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

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

# un - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case

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

# un - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs

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

# un - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years

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

# un - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died RIP

Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died

The Egyptian politician and diplomat was 93 years old.

# un - Friday 5 February, 2016

Julian Assange should be compensated by Britain and Sweden says the UN

The panel published its report into Assange’s three year stay at the Ecuadorian embassy this morning.

# un - Thursday 4 February, 2016

The UN has called Ireland out on religious schools’ ‘discriminatory admissions policies’

A number of human and children’s rights groups have called for action in addressing a number of issues.

# un - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

North Korea says it could “wipe out” America if it wanted to

North Korea said it detonated a H-bomb last week.

# un - Thursday 3 December, 2015

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

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

# un - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

This year is going to be the hottest ever recorded and “time is running out”

Me mind on fire, me soul on fire…

# un - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Japan calls on UN envoy to retract schoolgirl sex comments

The row highlights what has come to be seen as a troubling aspect of the sexualisation of young girls in the country.

# un - Saturday 31 October, 2015

‘I’ve lived in a house with mould, damp and sewage, until I said, no more’

Debbie Mulhall has lived in Dublin 8 all her life and says she accepted her living conditions until she was told she had rights.

# un - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A ‘startling’ €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can’t be touched – because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

# un - Saturday 3 October, 2015

WATCH: 45 seconds of awkward silence at the United Nations

Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to get noticed at the UN.

# un - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

They may not get on … but these two will be working together to fight Islamic State

“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

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

“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

From The42 Michael D Higgins met Brazilian superstar Kaka today Besties

Michael D Higgins met Brazilian superstar Kaka today

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

Ireland backs vote as Palestinian flag set to fly over United Nations

Palestine and the Vatican are the only two observer states in the UN.

# un - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Russia’s making a new grab for a vast swathe of energy-rich Arctic

The claim would potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4.9 BILLION tonnes of hydrocarbons.

# un - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Explainer: The Iran nuclear deal – what’s in it, and why we should care

A landmark deal has been struck that will prohibit Iran developing a nuclear bomb.

# un - Saturday 11 July, 2015

WATCH: Serbian PM stoned while attending commemoration for victims of massacre

More than 1,000 of the bodies of those killed are yet to be recovered.

# un - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

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

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 UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.

# un - Friday 12 June, 2015

Those involved in the Troubles should not be part of investigating unresolved deaths

The proposed Historical Investigations Unit must be entirely independent in order to give justice to victims.

# un - Thursday 11 June, 2015

UN peacekeepers ‘traded food and medicine for sex’

About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.

# un - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion

The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.

# un - Friday 5 June, 2015

Ireland’s attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny

A Civil Society report will be presented in Geneva next week.

# un - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness

You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.

# un - Friday 22 May, 2015

Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: ‘Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened ‘

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

‘No chance’ of more survivors beneath rubble

The Department of Foreign Affairs here has confirmed all 170 Irish in affected regions have been accounted for.

# un - Friday 24 April, 2015

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

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

# un - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Having more stuff doesn’t make you happier – so what does?

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

‘I was told my daughter was incompatible with life … she’s now 8′

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

# un - Saturday 28 February, 2015

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

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

David Beckham has a new job…

Fair play, in fairness.

# un - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Irish peacekeeping troops ‘safe and accounted for’ after death of Spanish soldier

The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.

# un - Friday 23 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Emma Watson: ‘The world is held back because women aren’t equal’ Heforshe

Emma Watson: ‘The world is held back because women aren’t equal’

The actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador gave another powerful speech at the World Economic Forum this morning.

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