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# un - Yesterday’s News

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# un - Monday 20 February, 2017

Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly'

Vitaly Churkin (64) died suddenly today, Russia confirmed, without giving further information.

# un - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

# un - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

# un - Friday 27 January, 2017

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

# un - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on

The UN has warned about the risk to citizens in the battle-torn city.

# un - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Joe Dolan was on a UN blacklist over a performance in South Africa

As were Foster and Allen.

# un - Thursday 22 December, 2016

UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria

The General Assembly resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and 57 other countries.

# un - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# un - Monday 19 December, 2016

Evacuees "in a terrible state" after waiting overnight in freezing conditions to leave Aleppo

In total, it is estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated so far.

# un - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bus driver was killed in the attack.

# un - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

UN says the highest recorded wave has taken place in the North Atlantic

Scrutiny of data sent back by an automated buoy showed a monster wave 19 metres high.

# un - Friday 2 December, 2016

Column: 'I don't have the same civil rights as other Irish women. I have a disability'

Ireland must ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), writes Ann Marie Flanagan.

# un - Friday 25 November, 2016

Femicide has claimed the lives of over 200 women since 1996, says report

Sixteen children have also died violent deaths in the twenty-year period.

# un - Monday 14 November, 2016

Heating up: 2016 "very likely" to be hottest year on record, says UN

“The election of Donald Trump is only going to make matters worse,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

# un - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From The42 Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador Comeback

Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador

Last month, the Russian star’s 24-month ban for testing positive for meldonium was cut to 15 months.

# un - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# un - Monday 31 October, 2016

Rebel assault on Aleppo slows as UN slams civilian deaths

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebel rocket fire since Friday has killed 48 civilians, including 17 children.

# un - Saturday 29 October, 2016

19 civilians and six police dead after two days of clashes in Central Africa, says UN

The UN has called on the armed groups to end “the cycle of attack and reprisal.”

# un - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya

The horrific discovery was made yesterday by a Doctors without Borders (MSF) rescue ship.

# un - Sunday 23 October, 2016

'It will not be tolerated': Syrian army blamed for third chemical weapons attack on own people

Investigators say the substance may have been chlorine gas, based on the symptoms the victims displayed.

# un - Friday 14 October, 2016

Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal

Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority”.

The UN has chosen a new ambassador for women - but she's not real

The decision hasn’t exactly been welcomed.

# un - Friday 7 October, 2016

Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report

The UN children’s agency said the difference between the genders amounts to 160 million extra hours a day worldwide.

# un - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?

Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.

# un - Friday 30 September, 2016

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.

# un - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Jamie Dornan took a very meaningful photo with these elderly Irish soldiers last night The Siege Of Jadotville

Jamie Dornan took a very meaningful photo with these elderly Irish soldiers last night

The men are survivors of the Siege of Jadotville, the subject of Dornan’s newest film.

# un - Saturday 10 September, 2016

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'

The country has sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail”.

# un - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'

Rodrigo Duterte also attempted some light wordplay on genocide while talking to reporters.

# un - Monday 15 August, 2016

FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths?

FactCheck readers asked us to referee a recent dispute between Cora Sherlock and Fintan O’Toole, so we obliged.

# un - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo

Temperatures in the city hit 40 degrees Celsius today.

# un - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Three Irish citizens are 'in lockdown' seeking refuge from South Sudan violence Taking Cover This post contains videos

Three Irish citizens are 'in lockdown' seeking refuge from South Sudan violence

The three are among 260 staff from Concern Worldwide in the country.

# un - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

'Ibrahim is a young, funny Dublin man but begrudgers believe being Irish is qualified by skin colour, name and religion'

After three years and 14 trial delays, it’s time for the government to intervene fully, writes MEP Lynn Boylan.

# un - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

# un - Thursday 9 June, 2016

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UN: Ireland must compensate woman forced to travel abroad for abortion

The UN’s Human Rights Commission says Ireland must stop this situation happening.

# un - Monday 23 May, 2016

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

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

Ireland has been told by the UN Human Rights Council to change its abortion laws

A total of 262 recommendations were made to Ireland by other states regarding human rights.

# un - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years

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

Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty

We’re likely to receive a hammering on issues including abortion, disabilities, Traveller rights, education and homelessness.

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