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#UN

# 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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From The Daily Edge Trolls threaten to leak Emma Watson’s nude photos after feminism speech Hacked

Trolls threaten to leak Emma Watson’s nude photos after feminism speech

Users of the website 4chan claim they will leak the photos in retaliation to Watson’s speech in the UN over the weekend.

# un - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Emma Watson gave a powerful speech about men and feminism, and you need to see it Men And Women

Emma Watson gave a powerful speech about men and feminism, and you need to see it

Wondering why feminism is an issue for men too? Here’s the answer.

# un - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a “threat to world peace”

That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.

# un - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Government to sign UN protocol that gives Irish children more rights

The move was welcomed by the Children’s Rights Alliance.

# un - Monday 15 September, 2014

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

# un - Friday 5 September, 2014

Three-quarters of suicides take place in low-income regions

Three-quarters of all suicides take place in lower-income regions, according to a new WHO report.

# un - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN’s terror list

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

# un - Monday 1 September, 2014

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

# un - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.

# un - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish peacekeepers safe but “on high alert” after Golan Heights kidnappings

Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

# un - Thursday 28 August, 2014

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights

The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.

# un - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Urgent action needed to avoid “massacre” in Iraq

The UN says that the town of Amerli is seriously at risk.

Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks

Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians.

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a ‘direct invasion’

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

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

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

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence

Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.

# un - Monday 18 August, 2014

Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq

The Pope has said that minorities need to be protected but wants the UN to be involved.

# un - Friday 15 August, 2014

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# un - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

20,000 Iraqis face ‘mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours’

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

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US

Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.

# un - Friday 8 August, 2014

In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume

Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.

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Argentina wants to sue the US for forcing them into a default

Argentine officials argue the US court decisions violated its sovereignty.

# un - Monday 4 August, 2014

Gaza waits as another ceasefire is declared

Israel announced the seven-hour ceasefire in all areas except Rafah.

# un - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Israel has lost more soldiers during this Palestinian conflict than in the last ten years

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

Israel to investigate shelling of UN school

The school was shelled yesterday, with 16 people who had been sheltering there killed.

# un - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish – MRCI

Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# un - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.

Opinion: ‘At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact… we are second class citizens’

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

Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

The UN Human Rights Committee has been strongly critical of Ireland’s position regarding blasphemy and religious freedom.

# un - Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

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