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#UN General Assembly

# un-general-assembly - Monday 24 September, 2018

Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are in New York this morning.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly New York This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly

The UN is holding a two-day summit on ‘peacebuilding and sustaining peace’.

# un-general-assembly - 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-general-assembly - 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.

# un-general-assembly - 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-general-assembly - Monday 28 September, 2015

Obama slams Russia and Iran for supporting 'child-killing tyrant' Assad

The US president is due to meet Putin for the first time in over two years later today.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 11 September, 2015

Ireland backs vote as Palestinian flag set to fly over United Nations

Palestine and the Vatican are the only two observer states in the UN.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today

They’ll discuss EU budget and size of Emergency Aid Reserve and European Development Fund.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 4 January, 2013

'The Sun' places ad in Argentinian paper defending Falklands policy

The tabloid has advertised in an English-language newspaper telling Argentina’s president: ‘Hands off.’

# un-general-assembly - Thursday 3 January, 2013

British PM refuses demands to return Falkland Islands to Argentina

David Cameron has today dismissed a renewed call by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner for Britain to return the disputed Falkland Islands.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 30 November, 2012

Israel announces plan for 3,000 new settler homes after UN vote

Construction is expected to be in the highly contentious area of the West Bank known as E1, a corridor that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed east Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement.

# un-general-assembly - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Britain still undecided on UN Palestinian vote: ambassador UN

Britain still undecided on UN Palestinian vote: ambassador

The nations’ UN ambassador says Britain believes the Palestinians should delay their application over fears the move could backfire.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire

The foreign ministry said it had twice implemented a ceasefire – but rebels had used it as an opportunity to ” expand their armed deployment”.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Hillary Clinton among over 50 foreign ministers to visit Dublin in December

The US Secretary of State is set to visit Ireland days after the Budget as Ireland hosts a major conference for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

# un-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.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 17 February, 2012

UN notes possible crimes against humanity in Syria

The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for a resolution backing an Arab League plan that calls for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down – and strongly condemns human rights violations by his regime.

# un-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.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood Palestine This post contains videos

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will present a letter to the UN Security Council later, seeking recognition for an independent state.

# un-general-assembly - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Palestinians to seek UN membership UN

Palestinians to seek UN membership

The issue of Palestinian statehood is set to take centre stage ahead of the opening of the UN General Assembly session.

# un-general-assembly - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Tánaiste to address the United Nations General Assembly

The UNGA meets for the 66th this week with the issue of Palestinian statehood among the topics to be discussed.

# un-general-assembly - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head

The South Korean will remain as Secretary-General for another five years, with unanimous backing from the assembly.

# un-general-assembly - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Ten things you should know about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

What you need to know about one of the world’s longest serving leaders.