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# security-council - Friday 15 April, 2022

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,075 Views 14 Comments

Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.

# security-council - Thursday 17 March, 2022

UN votes to secure formal presence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
# Security Council
# Security Council

UN votes to secure formal presence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Mar 17th 2022, 4:46 PM 11,004 Views 4 Comments

The resolution, which avoids using the word Taliban, will allow the UN to continue its “crucial” work in Afghanistan.

# security-council - Monday 28 February, 2022

Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus
# Security Council
# Security Council

Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus

Updated Feb 28th 2022, 12:30 PM 30,956 Views 29 Comments

It comes as two UN emergency meetings are held today over the invasion of Ukraine.

# security-council - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally
# Global Cyber Wars
# Global Cyber Wars

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally

Oct 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 8,011 Views 10 Comments

Ireland must use its voice at the UN Security Council to counter rogue states’ cyber attacks, writes Sir Ivor Roberts.

# security-council - Friday 1 January, 2021

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council

Jan 1st 2021, 8:04 AM 17,437 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# security-council - Monday 2 November, 2020

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 11,487 Views 15 Comments

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

# security-council - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today

Jun 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,076 Views 20 Comments

Ireland faces competition from Norway and Canada for two non-permanent seats on the council.

# security-council - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York
# Peace And Security
# Peace And Security

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

Sep 23rd 2018, 6:00 AM 11,626 Views 44 Comments

If Ireland’s bid is successful, it would be the fourth time the country has been elected to the council.

# security-council - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

Sep 5th 2018, 7:25 AM 8,552 Views 27 Comments

Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.

# security-council - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Ireland's Security Council bid: Is it worth the effort?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Ireland's Security Council bid: Is it worth the effort?

Jul 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,002 Views 52 Comments

Ireland has a significant role to play now: in driving a real push for diplomacy and peace, writes Dominic McSorley.

# security-council - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat
# All I Want Is UN
# All I Want Is UN

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:40 AM 25,843 Views 107 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

# security-council - Thursday 31 May, 2018

UN remains deadlocked as envoy warns that Gaza is 'on the brink of war every day'
# Emergency Session
# Emergency Session

UN remains deadlocked as envoy warns that Gaza is 'on the brink of war every day'

May 31st 2018, 7:41 AM 8,079 Views 134 Comments

The UN’s Middle East envoy has predicted that violence will flare up again in June.

# security-council - Saturday 5 August, 2017

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

Aug 5th 2017, 1:32 PM 9,880 Views 36 Comments

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

# security-council - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
# Famine
# Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,695 Views 48 Comments

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

# security-council - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch
# Security Council
# Security Council

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

Feb 14th 2017, 11:55 AM 5,454 Views 19 Comments

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

# security-council - Friday 27 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 27th 2017, 7:40 AM 8,607 Views 50 Comments

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

# security-council - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements

Dec 24th 2016, 9:26 AM 13,321 Views 107 Comments

The vote sparked furtive Security Council debate on what else might be achieved for the Palestinians before Obama leaves office.

# security-council - Friday 23 December, 2016

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements
# Security Council
# Security Council

America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:33 PM 14,732 Views 113 Comments

New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

# security-council - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Poll: Are you worried about North Korea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about North Korea?

Jan 7th 2016, 9:28 AM 21,748 Views 77 Comments

The country yesterday claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.

# security-council - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity
# The Hague
# The Hague

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

Nov 19th 2014, 7:56 AM 6,689 Views 59 Comments

The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.

# security-council - Friday 22 August, 2014

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?
# United Nations
# United Nations

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

Aug 22nd 2014, 10:26 AM 3,476 Views 29 Comments

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.

# security-council - Monday 28 July, 2014

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict
# Conflict
# Conflict

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict

Jul 28th 2014, 7:24 AM 5,433 Views 134 Comments

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

# security-council - Friday 18 July, 2014

UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17

Jul 18th 2014, 8:59 PM 3,844 Views 27 Comments

It stressed the need for “immediate access” by investigators to the crash site.

# security-council - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters
# Protests
# Protests

Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters

Dec 14th 2013, 5:11 PM 7,091 Views 6 Comments

The suspended officials are being investigated over allegations they pressured Kiev’s police chief to use violence against the protesters.

# security-council - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive
# Syria
# Syria

Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive

Nov 5th 2013, 4:46 PM 3,216 Views 3 Comments

The United Nations warned today of a major rise in homeless numbers in the country.

# security-council - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks
# United Nations
# United Nations

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks

Sep 28th 2013, 12:36 PM 2,822 Views 44 Comments

The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.

# security-council - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Obama: 'No decision' yet on whether to strike Syria - but Assad definitely to blame
# Intervention
# Intervention

Obama: 'No decision' yet on whether to strike Syria - but Assad definitely to blame

Aug 28th 2013, 11:37 PM 5,562 Views 103 Comments

Expectations of a Western military assault have risen today – but a lot will depend on a crucial vote in the British parliament on Thursday.

# security-council - Sunday 16 June, 2013

North Korea to US: 'Let's talk, but only if you dump your nukes'
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea to US: 'Let's talk, but only if you dump your nukes'

Jun 16th 2013, 6:35 PM 9,924 Views 66 Comments

North Korea says it will only talk without preconditions, or unless both sides give up their nuclear arsenal in advance.

# security-council - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

Dec 11th 2012, 9:25 AM 5,825 Views 27 Comments

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.

# security-council - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Syria: Clinton in Turkey for talks as battle continues in Aleppo
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Clinton in Turkey for talks as battle continues in Aleppo

Aug 11th 2012, 11:49 AM 1,461 Views 7 Comments

The US has abandoned its quest for UN Security Council action – and is looking at other ways of supporting Syrian rebels.

# security-council - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Syrian TV presenter ‘kidnapped and executed’
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian TV presenter ‘kidnapped and executed’

Aug 4th 2012, 12:40 PM 5,312 Views 37 Comments

The news comes as new fighting is reported in Aleppo and Damascus.

# security-council - Friday 3 August, 2012

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:07 PM 2,133 Views 37 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown

Aug 3rd 2012, 12:00 PM 1,858 Views 19 Comments

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

# security-council - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria
# Resigned
# Resigned

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:55 PM 3,080 Views 17 Comments

Annan said he cannot go on when the Security Council provides no backing for his role.

# security-council - Saturday 28 July, 2012

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade
# No Treaty
# No Treaty

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade

Jul 28th 2012, 10:37 AM 1,742 Views 13 Comments

After a six year campaign and four weeks of talks, there is still no Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the sale of guns and other weapons.

# security-council - Monday 16 July, 2012

Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again
# UN
# UN

Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again

Jul 16th 2012, 9:19 PM 4,177 Views 26 Comments

Russia puts a hold on a Security Council statement declaring the Treimsa attacks to be a “violation” of the ceasefire.

# security-council - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Syrian conflict: Obama and Putin issue joint call for peace
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict: Obama and Putin issue joint call for peace

Jun 19th 2012, 10:55 AM 1,502 Views 9 Comments

The call comes amid reports Russian naval ships have been dispatched to the violence-wracked country.

# security-council - Saturday 9 June, 2012

UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast
# Côte D'Ivoire
# Côte D'Ivoire

UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast

Jun 9th 2012, 5:09 PM 1,493 Views 2 Comments

Seven peacekeepers were killed during Friday’s ambushes.

# security-council - Sunday 27 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

May 27th 2012, 7:59 PM 7,520 Views 3 Comments

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

# security-council - Friday 13 April, 2012

UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire
# Syria
# Syria

UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire

Apr 13th 2012, 9:16 AM 537 Views 1 Comment

The Security Council is likely to vote today and a force of observers could be in Syria within days.

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