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# un - Today’s News

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# 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.

# un - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Palestinian resolution on Israel withdrawal rejected by UN Security Council

France and Luxembourg supported the Palestinians.

# un - Saturday 27 December, 2014

“I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all”

Vincent Browne wanted to interview the Irish Ambassador in 1984 – who wasn’t happy about it.

# un - Friday 12 December, 2014

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

# un - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Here’s what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN

On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.

# un - Saturday 22 November, 2014

There’s an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar

The outbreak has killed 40 people.

# un - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

# un - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began

There are a number of events happening throughout the country today to remember the victims of road traffic accidents.

# un - Thursday 6 November, 2014

‘I was just 27 and I was butchered’: Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

# un - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

# un - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

# un - Friday 17 October, 2014

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

$100,000 … That’s all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

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

Is water a human right?

Here’s what the UN says.

‘Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever’

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

# un - Friday 3 October, 2014

NBC confirms one of its cameramen has caught Ebola

The 33-year-old American is to be flown back to the US for treatment.

# un - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

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.

# un - Friday 26 September, 2014

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts

A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# un - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Opinion: A world without hunger is everyone’s business – let’s put things right

The picture is clear: without adequate food and proper nutrition, a child will not live, learn and grow up to lead a healthy and productive life.

# un - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

When Ireland can’t help, here’s where children can turn to

Charlie Flanagan has signed an important protocol to a UN convention to strengthen children’s rights.

# un - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

‘The clock ticks’: Kenny calls for urgent climate change action

The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

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