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# un - Friday 18 April, 2014

58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan

48 bodies were recovered from inside the base, which is sheltering thousands of displaced civilians. The bodies of ten attackers were found outside.

# un - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Tribunal rejects acquittal of “Butcher of Bosnia” Ratko Mladic

A UN war crimes tribunal says that Ratko Mladic “has a case to answer”.

# un - Friday 11 April, 2014

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak

101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.

# un - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

UN accused of showing “indifference” to 21,000 displaced people

Médecins Sans Frontières made the accusations today.

# un - Monday 31 March, 2014

UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone

Japanese Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi last year vowed Japan would never stop whaling.

# un - Thursday 27 March, 2014

UN declares Crimea’s breakaway vote illegal

Today’s resolution asks countries not to recognise any alteration of the status of the Black Sea peninsula.

# un - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea’s crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# un - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

That edge-of-seat Six Nations victory is dominating the headlines. There were also startling new developments in the search for flight MH370.

# un - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

# un - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

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

The victims took their fight to the UN today. Here are their stories.

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

# un - Monday 10 March, 2014

Column: Poverty cannot be eradicated in a world where gender discrimination exists

Gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of girls and women remains a major development challenge, writes Rosamond Bennett.

# un - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria? Tough Enough This post contains images

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria?

Ireland’s 44 Infantry Group are heading to the Golan Heights in March.

# un - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Column: “The bodies are all gone, eaten by the dogs”

Thousands have been killed and many more forced from their homes by the recent fighting in South Sudan. As the situation grows ever more serious, David Adams describes what he has witnessed.

# un - Friday 7 February, 2014

Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs

A three-day cease-fire is underway that will allow an evacuation by humanitarian agencies.

# un - Thursday 30 January, 2014

The numbers that show how UNICEF helps the world’s poorest children

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed in 1989. How far have we come?

# un - Monday 27 January, 2014

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva

UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.

# un - Sunday 26 January, 2014

No longer under siege: Women and children to be allowed leave Homs

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said that tomorrow he expects the two parties to talk about the “way forward”.

# un - Friday 24 January, 2014

Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today

Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.

# un - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet

Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.

# un - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# un - Monday 20 January, 2014

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren’t going to go anyway

A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.

# un - Saturday 18 January, 2014

IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack

A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance to the Lebanese restaurant as two other militants opened fire on customers.

# un - Friday 17 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse

Statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.

# un - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Vatican questioned by UN watchdog on child abuse record

The hearing came as Pope Francis said all Catholics should feel “shame”, in an apparent reference to sexual abuse.

# un - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

First shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria

Syria agreed last year to a US-Russian deal to hand over its chemical weapons.

# un - Thursday 2 January, 2014

At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF

The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.

# un - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan

Thousands are feared dead in the two-week-old conflict.

# un - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

UN says it has found mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan

Troops loyal to President Salva Kiir have been battling those backing his rival Riek Machar, a former vice president who was sacked in July.

# un - Monday 23 December, 2013

Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war

The country’s army says it is preparing for a ‘major offensive’ against rebel troops.

# un - Monday 16 December, 2013

UN launches major appeal for emergency aid amid worsening Syria refugee crisis

The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East is expected to double next year to over four million.

Syrian ‘barrel bombs’ kill 76 people including 28 children

The “unprecedented” bombardment came as the UN estimated that the number of Syrian refugees would touch 4.1 million by the end of 2014.

# un - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target

The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.

# un - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse – says Vatican

UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.

# un - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Twelve nuns abducted by Syrian opposition fighters

The Greek Orthodox nuns and three other women were seized at a convent in the village of Maaloula yesterday.

# un - Thursday 28 November, 2013

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland’s record on abortion and Magdalenes

It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.

# un - Monday 25 November, 2013

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

# un - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far

The level of death sentences carried out is at highest since 2008 – even though critics say that conviction procedures fall short of international standards.

# un - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Central African Republic is ‘on verge of genocide’

“You have seven surgeons for a population of five million, an infant mortality rate of 25 per cent… and 1.5 million people who have nothing”.

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