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# un - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area

fter two weeks of negotiations, Russia today told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

# un - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February

The government has submitted some reservations on people with disabilities joining the Gardaí or Defence Forces.

# un - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name

ICYMI: Macedonia is both the name of a Balkan country, and the name of a northern province in Greece.

# un - Friday 5 January, 2018

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

# un - Thursday 4 January, 2018

North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough

South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on 9 January.

# un - Monday 1 January, 2018

After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

# un - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the situation in DR Congo as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria

The government recently tightened its siege of eastern Ghouta.

# un - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.

# un - Friday 22 December, 2017

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

UN security council slaps North Korea with new sanctions following last month's missile tests

It is the third raft of sanctions imposed on North Korea this year.

# un - Friday 8 December, 2017

Fourteen UN peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

It is understood many of the dead are from Tanzania.

# 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.

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