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# general-assembly - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Trump brings the house down at UN General Assembly after insisting his White House has 'achieved more than any other' That's The Joke This post contains videos

Trump brings the house down at UN General Assembly after insisting his White House has 'achieved more than any other'

Ordinarily the General Assembly is a pretty solemn place. But not today.

# general-assembly - Monday 29 September, 2014

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

# general-assembly - Friday 27 September, 2013

US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979

The call to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme shows evidence of an unprecedented opening of relations between the two nations.

# general-assembly - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

United Nations adopts global arms trade treaty

The treaty will see states, for the first time ever, prohibited from selling arms to countries when they know they will be used to carry out war crimes or genocide.

# general-assembly - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Palestinians win UN state recognition

The US has responded by saying the vote sets ‘obstacles’ to peace, while Canada’s UN ambassador said it “undermines the core” of attempts to broker a peace deal.

Ireland likely to vote for increased Palestinian role at UN

The General Assembly will today vote on giving Palestine ‘non-member observer state’ – equivalent to the Holy See.

# general-assembly - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Eamon Gilmore tells UN: Palestinian state is "long overdue"

The Tánaiste also described events in Syria as “an affront to humanity”.

# general-assembly - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

From The42 President Obama weighs in on 'terrible' NFL call Controversy

President Obama weighs in on 'terrible' NFL call

The decision at the end of the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks has provoked much debate.

# general-assembly - Monday 24 September, 2012

Frustration and turmoil as world leaders meet for UN general assembly

Syria, Palestine, Iran’s nuclear program and protests generated by an anti-Islamic film will top the agenda.

# general-assembly - Friday 3 August, 2012

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria

The Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution criticising the Security Council’s failure to act on the Syria conflict.

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown

The diplomatic effort to solve Syria moves to the General Assembly, where Russia and China cannot veto it.

# general-assembly - Monday 13 February, 2012

UN human rights chief urges international community to "act now" on Syria

High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, told the General Assembly that the Government of Syria has failed to protect its people.

# general-assembly - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Column: Of course there is a pro-Israel lobby - but there is an anti-Israel lobby too

The Israel Ambassador in Ireland says he is tired of talk of an all-powerful Zionist lobby – a Jewish lobby exists, but it’s no different from the Irish lobby which exerted influence in the US, he argues…

# general-assembly - Monday 26 September, 2011

Tánaiste says Ireland will back Palestinian push for UN membership

Eamon Gilmore was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York today.

In full: Eamon Gilmore's speech to the UN General Assembly

The Tánaiste addressed the UN on Ireland’s foreign policy priorities, the Arab Spring, the issue of Palestinian statehood and the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

# general-assembly - Friday 23 September, 2011

Live: World leaders address the UN General Assembly Palestine This post contains videos

Live: World leaders address the UN General Assembly

Earlier, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas outlined his country’s case for statehood.

# general-assembly - Thursday 22 September, 2011

US, Ireland walk out as Iran delivers UN speech

US delegates leave chambers after President Ahmadinejad refers to 9/11 attacks as a “mystery”.

# general-assembly - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Obama: Middle East peace will not come through UN resolutions

President Barack Obama says it is the Israelis and Palestinians – and not the US – that must agree on the issues that divide them.

# general-assembly - Saturday 17 September, 2011

UN approves Libya seat for former rebels

The UN gave strong backing to Libya’s former rebels yesterday by handing their National Transitional Council the country’s UN seat.

# general-assembly - Friday 16 September, 2011

Palestine to seek full UN membership

President Mahmoud Abbas is to ask the UN to officially recognise the State of Palestine next week.