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# un - Monday 26 September, 2022

US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region
# United Nations
# United Nations

US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region

Mon 11:40 AM 5,284 Views 3 Comments

A UN report on Xinjiang published last month cited possible crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims in the region.

# un - Friday 23 September, 2022

Ireland 'deeply frustrated' at Security Council’s failure to act on Russia, Palestine and climate change
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland 'deeply frustrated' at Security Council’s failure to act on Russia, Palestine and climate change

Updated Sep 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 48,058 Views 64 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney addressed the UN Security Council in New York earlier today.

# un - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 10:45 PM 48,658 Views 44 Comments

World leaders are gathered in New York for the 77th UN General Assembly.

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike
# UN General Assembly
# UN General Assembly

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 9:36 PM 74,847 Views 60 Comments

The Taoiseach was able to catch a later flight to New York following the incident.

# un - Sunday 18 September, 2022

Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’, says UN
# Taliban
# Taliban

Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’, says UN

Sep 18th 2022, 12:43 PM 8,498 Views 6 Comments

Teenage girls are still barred from school and women are required to cover themselves from head to toe in public, with only their eyes showing.

# un - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Chance for peace in Ukraine is 'minimal' at present, UN chief says after call with Putin
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Chance for peace in Ukraine is 'minimal' at present, UN chief says after call with Putin

Sep 14th 2022, 8:45 PM 14,638 Views 5 Comments

“I have the feeling we are still far away from peace,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

# un - Monday 12 September, 2022

UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff in Afghanistan

Sep 12th 2022, 7:54 PM 10,642 Views 4 Comments

The United Nations claimed three women were detained for questioning today.

# un - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN
# Humanitarian Crisis
# Humanitarian Crisis

Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN

Sep 6th 2022, 2:40 PM 5,988 Views 2 Comments

Mortality among newborn babies and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increasing due to disruption of services.

# un - Thursday 1 September, 2022

China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang
# Report
# Report

China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 9:04 AM 11,756 Views 9 Comments

Some countries, including the United States, have accused Beijing of committing genocide in Xinjiang.

# un - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk
# United Nations
# United Nations

Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk

Updated Aug 27th 2022, 1:20 PM 41,728 Views 27 Comments

The Zaporizhzhia facility was seized by Russian troops in the opening weeks of the February invasion and has remained on the front line ever since.

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement
# Marine Biodiversity
# Marine Biodiversity

UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement

Aug 27th 2022, 10:20 AM 6,610 Views 9 Comments

After 15 years, negotiators have yet to reach a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues facing international waters.

# un - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

UN chief to meet Ukraine, Turkey leaders in Lviv
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UN chief to meet Ukraine, Turkey leaders in Lviv

Aug 17th 2022, 11:12 AM 6,659 Views 18 Comments

The meeting will discuss ‘the need for a political solution to this conflict’, the UN said.

# un - Friday 12 August, 2022

First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today

Aug 12th 2022, 6:07 PM 9,444 Views 2 Comments

The MV Brave Commander, which left Istanbul on Wednesday, is due to arrive in Yuzhne, east of Odessa on the Black Sea coast.

# un - Saturday 6 August, 2022

UN nuclear agency head 'alarmed' by strikes at Ukraine plant
# Nuclear Disaster
# Nuclear Disaster

UN nuclear agency head 'alarmed' by strikes at Ukraine plant

Aug 6th 2022, 7:13 PM 9,678 Views 11 Comments

There was shelling on Friday at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia power plant, Europe’s largest such facility.

# un - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert
# Russian Control
# Russian Control

Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert

Aug 3rd 2022, 11:27 AM 19,428 Views 9 Comments

A mission is needed to prevent a potential Chernobyl-like accident from taking place as a result of repeated shelling and a lack of repairs.

# un - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce for two months
# Yemen
# Yemen

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce for two months

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:32 PM 5,748 Views 1 Comment

The already four-month-old ceasefire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the country’s war began six years ago.

UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment
# Archie Battersbee
# Archie Battersbee

UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment

Aug 2nd 2022, 5:51 PM 27,768 Views 7 Comments

Archie was found unconscious at his home by his mother on 7 April and has not regained consciousness since.

# un - Monday 1 August, 2022

UK court rules to end 12-year-old boy's life support
# Archie Battersbee
# Archie Battersbee

UK court rules to end 12-year-old boy's life support

Aug 1st 2022, 6:34 PM 64,825 Views 21 Comments

Archie Battersbee was found unconscious in April with signs he had placed a ligature over his head, possibly after taking part in an online challenge.

World is ‘one misunderstanding away from nuclear annihilation’, UN chief warns
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

World is ‘one misunderstanding away from nuclear annihilation’, UN chief warns

Aug 1st 2022, 5:14 PM 29,660 Views 22 Comments

Antonio Guterres gave the warning at the opening of a meeting to review a 50-year-old treaty aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

# un - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'
# Minsk
# Minsk

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'

Jul 20th 2022, 9:42 AM 17,810 Views 12 Comments

A Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Belarus last year.

# un - Friday 1 July, 2022

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas

Jul 1st 2022, 10:32 PM 11,858 Views 2 Comments

At the heart of a draft biodiversity treaty is a plan to designate 30% of land and oceans as protected zones by 2030.

# un - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination
# Stigma
# Stigma

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination

Jun 15th 2022, 11:50 AM 21,508 Views 48 Comments

As of 8 June there were a total of 9 confirmed cases here.

# un - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality
# Refugees
# Refugees

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality

Jun 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,866 Views 37 Comments

Dean Van Nguyen looks at how Ireland has helped Ukrainian refugees and wonders why others have not been treated as well.

# un - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Thousands of leaked photos and documents shed new light on China's 're-education' camps
# Xinjiang
# Xinjiang

Thousands of leaked photos and documents shed new light on China's 're-education' camps

May 24th 2022, 1:53 PM 19,502 Views 18 Comments

The files were published as UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet begins a long-awaited and controversial trip to Xinjiang.

# un - Sunday 22 May, 2022

UN denounces 'racist and homophobic' tone of some monkeypox reporting
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

UN denounces 'racist and homophobic' tone of some monkeypox reporting

May 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 27,229 Views 17 Comments

UNAIDS said ‘a significant proportion’ of recent monkeypox cases have been identified among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

# un - Thursday 19 May, 2022

UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity

May 19th 2022, 7:17 AM 5,547 Views 0 Comments

Antonio Guterres said he is “hopeful” a deal will be reached to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.

# un - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns
# Sea Levels
# Sea Levels

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns

May 18th 2022, 10:15 AM 6,313 Views 18 Comments

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year.

# un - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns

Updated May 10th 2022, 2:54 PM 10,012 Views 45 Comments

The World Meteorological Organization said there is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record.

# un - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'
# UN
# UN

Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'

Updated Apr 23rd 2022, 8:30 PM 64,983 Views 64 Comments

Ukraine has made a plea to the UN to help evacuate citizens from the city, after previous attempts failed.

# un - Friday 22 April, 2022

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:35 PM 38,335 Views 52 Comments

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today that it has detailed a “horror story” of violations perpetrated against civilians.

UN 'deeply concerned' by violence in Jerusalem
# UN
# UN

UN 'deeply concerned' by violence in Jerusalem

Apr 22nd 2022, 1:49 PM 9,866 Views 20 Comments

The violence has sparked international fears of a major escalation, similar to last year when an 11-day war took place.

# un - Friday 1 April, 2022

Yemen's warring parties agree to two-month truce, starting tomorrow
# Ramadan
# Ramadan

Yemen's warring parties agree to two-month truce, starting tomorrow

Apr 1st 2022, 10:27 PM 13,936 Views 10 Comments

The brutal conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and left millions on the brink of famine in Yemen.

# un - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios
# Dr Tedros
# Dr Tedros

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios

Mar 30th 2022, 9:23 PM 43,424 Views 15 Comments

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, said the virus still has “a lot of energy left”.

# un - Sunday 20 March, 2022

10 million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine
# Invasion
# Invasion

10 million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine

Mar 20th 2022, 12:51 PM 11,139 Views 20 Comments

The UN gave the new statistics on the impact of the invasion by Russia today.

# un - 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 11,025 Views 4 Comments

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

# un - Monday 14 March, 2022

UN human rights chief condemns Saudi 'mass execution'
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

UN human rights chief condemns Saudi 'mass execution'

Mar 14th 2022, 7:46 PM 16,998 Views 10 Comments

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had executed a record 81 people in one day for terrorism-related offences.

# un - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

UN General Assembly to vote on demand Russia withdraw from Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UN General Assembly to vote on demand Russia withdraw from Ukraine

Mar 2nd 2022, 8:22 AM 11,487 Views 14 Comments

The resolution, while non-binding, will be considered a marker of Russia’s isolation if passed.

# un - 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 30,970 Views 29 Comments

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

# un - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled Russian invasion, says UN
# Refugees
# Refugees

Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled Russian invasion, says UN

Feb 26th 2022, 11:58 AM 10,493 Views 6 Comments

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said up to four million could flee if the situation deteriorates further.

# un - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece

Feb 2nd 2022, 2:48 PM 7,169 Views 2 Comments

The woman says she suffered abuse and witnessed the beating of children and a pregnant woman.

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