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# un - Monday 22 February, 2021

Eight dead as boat carrying dozens of Rohingya breaks down at sea, UN says
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Eight dead as boat carrying dozens of Rohingya breaks down at sea, UN says

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:15 PM 10,599 Views 4 Comments

The vessel is believed to have departed Bangladesh on 11 February with 90 people on board.

Malcolm X's family demand new murder investigation following allegations of FBI involvement
# Collusion
# Collusion

Malcolm X's family demand new murder investigation following allegations of FBI involvement

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:53 AM 14,523 Views 34 Comments

The iconic black activist was shot dead in New York 55 years ago yesterday.

# un - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Taoiseach says government will 'engage' with Mary Robinson over case of Dubai princess
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

Taoiseach says government will 'engage' with Mary Robinson over case of Dubai princess

Feb 20th 2021, 2:32 PM 41,960 Views 27 Comments

Mary Robinson says she was ‘horribly tricked’ by Dubai princess’ family.

# un - Friday 19 February, 2021

Dubai royal family says princess being 'cared for at home' after UN demands proof of life
# Dubai
# Dubai

Dubai royal family says princess being 'cared for at home' after UN demands proof of life

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 8:12 PM 55,719 Views 37 Comments

The princess has not been seen in public since she attempted to escape from the emirate by sea in 2018.

# un - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Myanmar's generals order access to Facebook be restricted as UN chief says coup must fail
# Military Coup
# Military Coup

Myanmar's generals order access to Facebook be restricted as UN chief says coup must fail

Feb 4th 2021, 7:47 AM 7,161 Views 8 Comments

One of the country’s main telecom providers confirmed that authorities ordered it to “temporarily block” Facebook access.

# un - Thursday 14 January, 2021

UN warns that the world is facing 'catastrophic' warming
# Global Warning
# Global Warning

UN warns that the world is facing 'catastrophic' warming

Jan 14th 2021, 9:10 PM 24,680 Views 78 Comments

The UN weather agency said the warmest three years on record were 2016, 2019 and 2020.

# un - 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 17,284 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# un - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN
# Number 2
# Number 2

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN

Dec 17th 2020, 3:28 PM 115,432 Views 171 Comments

The ranking appears in the UN’s annual Human Development Index.

# un - Saturday 12 December, 2020

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
# Paris Agreement
# Paris Agreement

UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency

Dec 12th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,848 Views 34 Comments

Last year Ireland became the second country in the world to declare a climate emergency.

# un - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland
# Handover
# Handover

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland

Dec 10th 2020, 9:40 PM 14,340 Views 20 Comments

Ireland will take its seat on the Council on 1 January 2021.

# un - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Irish Captain: 'Local mayors have to hold talks with a woman - that wouldn’t have happened a few years ago'
# South Lebanon
# South Lebanon

Irish Captain: 'Local mayors have to hold talks with a woman - that wouldn’t have happened a few years ago'

Nov 10th 2020, 7:30 PM 35,960 Views 4 Comments

The United Nations’ Women Peace and Security agenda is 20 years old. What has it accomplished?

# un - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns

Oct 13th 2020, 3:28 PM 6,139 Views 7 Comments

The 2020 State of Climate Services report calls on governments to put more money into early warning systems.

# un - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher
# Nine Months
# Nine Months

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher

Sep 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,942 Views 29 Comments

The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.

# un - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2020, 10:44 AM 27,676 Views 60 Comments

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

# un - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'I am my brother's keeper': George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings
# Philonise Floyd
# Philonise Floyd

'I am my brother's keeper': George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings

Jun 18th 2020, 11:14 AM 10,365 Views 36 Comments

Philonise Floyd’s message by video was to the Human Rights Council.

# un - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Covid-19: UN warns fear, uncertainty and economic turmoil could have global psychological impact

May 14th 2020, 7:36 AM 10,603 Views 21 Comments

The UN brief highlighted the mental strains on people fearing that they or loved ones will be infected or die.

# un - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Covid-19: WHO says eight top contender vaccines are racing to be completed
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Covid-19: WHO says eight top contender vaccines are racing to be completed

May 12th 2020, 7:09 AM 33,680 Views 51 Comments

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not identify the top candidates.

# un - Friday 1 May, 2020

UN Secretary General: Coronavirus spread because countries failed to work together
# Teamwork
# Teamwork

UN Secretary General: Coronavirus spread because countries failed to work together

May 1st 2020, 8:41 AM 27,112 Views 56 Comments

António Guterres was critical of the lack of leadership in response to Covid-19.

# un - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Ireland gives €10 million to UN fund to help vulnerable countries tackle Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ireland gives €10 million to UN fund to help vulnerable countries tackle Covid-19

Apr 1st 2020, 11:02 PM 39,711 Views 97 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that “helping them is not only the right thing… it is also the sensible thing for Ireland to do.”

# un - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York

Mar 11th 2020, 9:30 AM 31,650 Views 28 Comments

The government is hoping to secure a two-year rotating term on the UN Security Council in 2021.

# un - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report
# Warning
# Warning

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

Feb 19th 2020, 8:20 AM 13,834 Views 62 Comments

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

# un - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War
# LE Aisling
# LE Aisling

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War

Feb 15th 2020, 7:30 AM 38,215 Views 58 Comments

The LÉ Aisling was sold by the Department of Defence in 2017 for €110,000 to a Dutch company.

# un - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short
# Cop25
# Cop25

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short

Dec 15th 2019, 1:49 PM 10,385 Views 36 Comments

Greater ambition for how far countries were willing to go to combat the climate crisis failed to materialise at COP25.

# 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
# Samantha Power
# Samantha Power

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

Nov 9th 2019, 9:00 AM 34,541 Views 26 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

Nov 5th 2019, 6:58 AM 8,247 Views 38 Comments

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'
# United Nations
# United Nations

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

Sep 26th 2019, 6:38 AM 6,336 Views 44 Comments

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
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

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

Sep 24th 2019, 5:38 PM 7,438 Views 20 Comments

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
# Climate Change

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:06 PM 49,091 Views 218 Comments

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
# Foreign Powers

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:57 PM 22,505 Views 43 Comments

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
# United Nations
# United Nations

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

Jul 26th 2019, 10:21 PM 12,785 Views 21 Comments

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
# Libya
# Libya

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

Jul 4th 2019, 7:10 AM 5,544 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

# un - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:03 AM 9,832 Views 16 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Jun 15th 2019, 9:00 AM 25,579 Views 43 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

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

Jun 11th 2019, 7:44 PM 10,674 Views 23 Comments

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
# Arms Trade Treaty
# Arms Trade Treaty

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

Apr 27th 2019, 12:23 PM 20,044 Views 43 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

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

Apr 7th 2019, 1:56 PM 12,147 Views 20 Comments

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
# The Hague
# The Hague

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

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 2:15 PM 16,613 Views 0 Comments

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
# Heather Nauert

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

Feb 17th 2019, 7:20 AM 13,433 Views 8 Comments

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
# Hot Hot Hot
# Hot Hot Hot

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

Feb 6th 2019, 9:39 PM 7,897 Views 37 Comments

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
# Evidence
# Evidence

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

Jan 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 6,299 Views 6 Comments

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

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