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# Security Council

This year
# Security Council
EU to guard against any Russia abuse of UN presidency, foreign policy chief says
Ukraine has branded the presidency as “a slap in the face”.
Last year
# United Nations
Russian invasion of Ukraine and veto undermines UN Security Council, Coveney says
Coveney believes Ireland has had a “sustained and positive impact” during its two-year term on the council.
# General Assembly
UN overwhelmingly votes to condemn Russia's 'illegal annexation' of Ukrainian land
America’s ambassador to the UN urged countries to send a message that seizing a neighbour’s land won’t be tolerated
# forced relocations
UN says there's 'credible' accusations Ukrainian children have been forcibly moved to Russia
A Security Council meeting heard Ukrainians in occupied territories are put through systematic security checks that have involved “numerous” human rights violations.
# Zaporizhzhia
UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling
Rafael Grossi said the International Atomic Energy Agency must be allowed to inspect the Zaporizhzhia plant “as soon as possible”.
# Security Council
Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto
Ireland became a member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and has responsibility for the Syria file.
UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN
Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.
# Security Council
UN votes to secure formal presence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
The resolution, which avoids using the word Taliban, will allow the UN to continue its “crucial” work in Afghanistan.
# Security Council
Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus
It comes as two UN emergency meetings are held today over the invasion of Ukraine.
All time
Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally
Ireland must use its voice at the UN Security Council to counter rogue states’ cyber attacks, writes Sir Ivor Roberts.
# Peacekeeping
Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.
'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.
# Crunch time
Ireland's bid for a UN Security Council seat is set to be decided today
Ireland faces competition from Norway and Canada for two non-permanent seats on the council.
# peace and security
Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York
If Ireland’s bid is successful, it would be the fourth time the country has been elected to the council.
# Nuclear Weapons
Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran
Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.
Ireland's Security Council bid: Is it worth the effort?
Ireland has a significant role to play now: in driving a real push for diplomacy and peace, writes Dominic McSorley.
# All I Want Is UN
Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat
Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.
# emergency session
UN remains deadlocked as envoy warns that Gaza is 'on the brink of war every day'
The UN’s Middle East envoy has predicted that violence will flare up again in June.
# Nuclear Weapons
US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.
# Famine
World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.
# Security Council
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.
# Conflict
'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.
# New Zealand
Israel hits back strongly after landmark UN vote on its settlements
The vote sparked furtive Security Council debate on what else might be achieved for the Palestinians before Obama leaves office.
# Security Council
America abstains as the UN condemns Israeli settlements
New Zealand had stepped in to replace a withdrawn Egyptian resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about North Korea?
The country yesterday claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.
# The Hague
North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity
The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.
# United Nations
Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?
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.
# Conflict
As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict
The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.
# Air Crash
UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17
It stressed the need for “immediate access” by investigators to the crash site.
# Protests
Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters
The suspended officials are being investigated over allegations they pressured Kiev’s police chief to use violence against the protesters.
# Syria
Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive
The United Nations warned today of a major rise in homeless numbers in the country.
# United Nations
Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks
The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.
# intervention
Obama: 'No decision' yet on whether to strike Syria - but Assad definitely to blame
Expectations of a Western military assault have risen today – but a lot will depend on a crucial vote in the British parliament on Thursday.
# North Korea
North Korea to US: 'Let's talk, but only if you dump your nukes'
North Korea says it will only talk without preconditions, or unless both sides give up their nuclear arsenal in advance.
# North Korea
North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report
According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.
# Syria
Syria: Clinton in Turkey for talks as battle continues in Aleppo
The US has abandoned its quest for UN Security Council action – and is looking at other ways of supporting Syrian rebels.
# Syria
Syrian TV presenter ‘kidnapped and executed’
The news comes as new fighting is reported in Aleppo and Damascus.
# Syria
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.
# Syria
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.
# Resigned
Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria
Annan said he cannot go on when the Security Council provides no backing for his role.