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#UN

# un - Saturday 9 November, 2019

'Two terms of Donald Trump will not be twice the damage': Samantha Power on her career - and life after Obama

Irish-American Samantha Power, who served as a UN ambassador, has had a long and storied career.

# un - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

The agreement set goals of preventing another 0.5C to 1C of warming from current levels.

# un - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

# un - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough

Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.

# un - Monday 23 September, 2019

'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit Climate Change This post contains videos

'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump made a brief unscheduled appearance today at the summit.

Trump attacks Biden and dismisses impeachment threat during surprise appearance at UN Foreign Powers This post contains videos

Trump attacks Biden and dismisses impeachment threat during surprise appearance at UN

Asked if he was taking the threat from some Democrats seriously, Trump answered: “Not at all seriously.”

# un - Friday 26 July, 2019

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar

Aid groups have described the spike in violence in Syria’s eight-year civil war as a “nightmare”.

# un - Thursday 4 July, 2019

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

# un - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya

At least 70 were wounded in the raid on the Tajoura suburb, an emergency services spokesperson said.

# un - Saturday 15 June, 2019

What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?

This week, Cabinet approved a proposal to send troops abroad for peacekeeping duties.

# un - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali

The approval comes after nearly 100 people were killed in recent days in a deadly massacre in the country.

# un - Saturday 27 April, 2019

'Badly misguided': Trump to withdraw US from UN arms treaty

The US Senate never ratified the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty after former president Barack Obama endorsed it.

# un - Sunday 7 April, 2019

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening

The soldiers are now due to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7.15pm tonight, where they will be greeted by their families.

# un - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment

Karadzic (73) was notorious for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

# un - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN

Heather Nauert announced her withdrawal amid criticism that she lacked the gravitas for the top diplomatic post.

# un - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

The last four years were the hottest on record, UN confirms

The 20 warmest years in history all occurred within the last 22 years.

# un - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

One in three UN workers have been sexually harassed in the past two years

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there are “some sobering statistics” in the new report.

# un - Friday 28 December, 2018

Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled'

Mary Robinson has come under fire for claiming that an Emirati princess who has stated she is being held against her will is “in the loving care of her family”.

# un - Monday 17 December, 2018

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'

Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.

# un - Friday 7 December, 2018

Donald Trump expected to announce former Fox News journalist as ambassador to the United Nations

Heather Nauert was a reporter for Fox News before becoming State Department spokeswoman last year.

# un - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

# un - Monday 3 December, 2018

David Attenborough:'The collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon'

The TV presenter (92) issued an appeal to world leaders at a UN climate summit.

# un - Thursday 29 November, 2018

2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record

The last four years are also the hottest years on record.

# un - Monday 12 November, 2018

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour

The group revoked the award in light of Suu Kyi’s “betrayal of the values she once stood for”.

# un - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Nóirín O'Sullivan has another new job - this time it's with the United Nations

She has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security at the United Nations.

# un - Thursday 25 October, 2018

UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar has rejected accusations that its military committed atrocities in a crackdown last year.

# un - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects

In a landmark report released today, the organisation said that time is running out to avert disaster.

# un - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial'

The Tánaiste also used tonight’s speech to the the UN to state the Israel-Palestine conflict is a big foreign policy priority for the Irish government.

# un - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Trump on UN speech: 'They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me' LOL

Trump on UN speech: 'They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me'

“We had fun,” he told journalists in New York.

# un - 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 - Sunday 23 September, 2018

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.

# un - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

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.

# un - Monday 27 August, 2018

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report

UN investigators lambasted the platform earlier this year, saying it had morphed into a “beast” in Myanmar.

# un - Saturday 4 August, 2018

North Korea criticises US for acting with 'alarming' impatience on denuclearisation issue

A UN report has said that North Korea has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade sanctions.

# un - Friday 3 August, 2018

'Trump's comments may increase risk of violence against journalists' - UN expert

The US president has made frequent attacks on the media, and consistently accused them of being biased.

# un - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

# un - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

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.

# un - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions Defence Forces This post contains videos

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions

Ireland holds the record for the longest unbroken peacekeeping service of any nation in the world.

# un - Monday 18 June, 2018

UN rights chief hits out at 'unconscionable' separation of families at US border

He called for Washington to immediately end the practice of “forcible separation of these children”.

# un - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation

There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.

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