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# un - Monday 20 November, 2017

UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya

A video showing the apparent trade surfaced last week.

# un - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Call for ban on 'killer robots' - but are they really on the way?

The issue was brought up by concerned groups during UN talks earlier this week.

# un - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

# un - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

State pays €30,000 to woman denied abortion in Ireland

The government has also offered her access to counselling services.

# un - Monday 30 October, 2017

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high

The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.

# un - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Mary Robinson at the UN: Trump's threat to 'obliterate North Korean people' provoked 'gasps'

The former Irish president has attacked the current US President.

# un - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump

Trump took aim at countries who have been on his radar since he took up the presidency in January.

# un - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'

Trump made his comments ahead of the annual world leaders debate at the UN today.

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# un - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Facing a barrage of criticism, Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is being criticised for her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims.

# un - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

North Korea warns US will face 'greatest pain' it ever experienced following UN sanctions

The move by the Security Council bans textile exports and restricts shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.

# un - Monday 11 September, 2017

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

# un - Monday 4 September, 2017

Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture

Three investigators from the UN’s Human Rights Council have been probing the political climate of the African country for the past 12 months.

# un - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation

His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

UN human rights chief says Trump may be inciting 'violence' against media

The High Commissioner for Human Rights said Trump’s rhetoric has emboldened other countries to crack down on press freedoms.

# un - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

United Nations issues 'racism warning' over growing US tensions

A UN committee has said the move is aimed at helping prevent “existing problems from escalating into conflict”.

# un - Monday 21 August, 2017

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

# un - Friday 18 August, 2017

'They are assassins, criminals who won't terrorise us': Leaders react to Barcelona attack

Germany has called the attack “revolting”.

# un - Sunday 13 August, 2017

UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes'

“The preparatory work has been done, but nevertheless, there is no prosecutor and no court.”

# un - Friday 11 August, 2017

UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries

The UN Committee Against Torture is critical of the government’s record in a number of areas.

# un - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions

Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.

# un - Sunday 6 August, 2017

New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'

A ban on exports aims to deprive Pyongyang of about €850 million in annual revenue.

# un - Saturday 5 August, 2017

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

# un - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Eight dead in violence after Israeli security at Jerusalem holy site sparks anger

The site is in east Jerusalem, annexed by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War.

# un - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'A huge rise': Colombia produced 866 metric tonnes of cocaine last year

Over 145,000 hectares of coca were cultivated last year.

# un - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# un - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

# un - Monday 19 June, 2017

In the time it takes to read this headline, two people worldwide will have been forced from their homes

New figures from the UN say a record 65 million people have been displaced

# un - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# un - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK

More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'

The UN Human Rights Committee has again called on Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws.

# un - Saturday 3 June, 2017

US says North Korea 'poses a threat to us all'

Trump’s team wants to get China, Pyongyang’s ally, on side.

# un - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Up to 245 people, including five children, feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

The body of a five month old baby was amongst those recovered by authorities.

US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson

President Donald Trump yesterday delayed a decision to honour or walk away from the climate deal.

# un - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'

“Ireland has a long-standing and proud record in the area of women’s rights and children’s rights,” Minister Flanagan said.

# un - Saturday 15 April, 2017

UN peacekeepers luring hungry teenagers with cookies before sexually abusing them

The United Nations has been badly shaken by a wave of allegations of sex abuse by troops.

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq

The UN has warned Temen is on the brink of a famine caused by conflict.

# un - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

# un - Friday 10 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge People are not impressed with TIME for saying Amal Clooney was 'showing off' her baby bump Pregnant Pause

People are not impressed with TIME for saying Amal Clooney was 'showing off' her baby bump

The human rights lawyer was making a speech about ISIS at the time.

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