# un - Today’s News
# un - Yesterday’s News
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
A total of 262 recommendations were made to Ireland by other states regarding human rights.
# un - Thursday 12 May, 2016
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
We’re likely to receive a hammering on issues including abortion, disabilities, Traveller rights, education and homelessness.
# un - Thursday 28 April, 2016
The organisation made a number of claims in a letter sent last year.
# un - Tuesday 19 April, 2016
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
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
The Egyptian politician and diplomat was 93 years old.
# un - Friday 5 February, 2016
The panel published its report into Assange’s three year stay at the Ecuadorian embassy this morning.
# un - Thursday 4 February, 2016
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 said it detonated a H-bomb last week.
# un - Thursday 3 December, 2015
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
Me mind on fire, me soul on fire…
# un - Tuesday 10 November, 2015
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
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
And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.
# un - Saturday 3 October, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to get noticed at the UN.
# un - Tuesday 29 September, 2015
“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
“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
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
Palestine and the Vatican are the only two observer states in the UN.
# un - Wednesday 5 August, 2015
The claim would potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4.9 BILLION tonnes of hydrocarbons.
# un - Tuesday 14 July, 2015
A landmark deal has been struck that will prohibit Iran developing a nuclear bomb.
# un - Saturday 11 July, 2015
More than 1,000 of the bodies of those killed are yet to be recovered.
# un - Tuesday 30 June, 2015
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 committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.
# un - Friday 12 June, 2015
The proposed Historical Investigations Unit must be entirely independent in order to give justice to victims.
# un - Thursday 11 June, 2015
About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.
# un - Tuesday 9 June, 2015
The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.
# un - Friday 5 June, 2015
# un - Tuesday 26 May, 2015
You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.
# un - Friday 22 May, 2015
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
The Department of Foreign Affairs here has confirmed all 170 Irish in affected regions have been accounted for.
# un - Friday 24 April, 2015
Once it has been approved by the UN security council, however.
# un - Thursday 19 March, 2015
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
Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.
# un - Saturday 28 February, 2015
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
# un - Wednesday 28 January, 2015
The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.
# un - Friday 23 January, 2015
The actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador gave another powerful speech at the World Economic Forum this morning.